Toys! by Don L. Wulffson
  

Synopsis

Toys! by Don L. Wulffson

Have you ever wondered who invented Lego, Mr. Potato Head, or toy trains? Here are the fascinating stories behind these toy inventions and many others. Learn why the see-saw was popular with the Romans, how the Slinky was used during the Vietnam War, and the reason Raggedy Ann has a red heart on her chest that says I love you. From dolls and checkers to pinball and the modern video game, there's a wide selection here for boys and girls alike. Now, the paperback is revised and updated with even more. With humour and wit, this intriguing book serves up slices of cultural history that will inspire young readers to start thinking up their own toy inventions.

Reviews

Lighthearted text and humorous drawings convey amusement and appreciation for these inspired creations. School Library Journal An interesting read for anybody who appreciates the inventive mind and entrepreneurial spirit. Knight Ridder Newspapers

About the Author

Don Wulffson is the author of many books for young readers, including The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle and Other Strange Inventions. A teacher of English and creative writing, Mr. Wulffson is the recipient of the Leather Medal Award for Poetry. He lives with his family in Northridge, California. Laurie Keller is the acclaimed author-illustrator of numerous books for children, including Do Unto Otters; Arnie, the Doughnut; The Scrambled States of America; and Open Wide: Tooth School Inside. She earned a B.F.A. at Kendall College of Art and Design. She lives in Michigan, in a little cottage in the woods on the shore of Lake Michigan.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
160 pages

Author

Don L. Wulffson
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Publisher

Square Fish an imprint of Palgrave USA

Publication date

23rd December 2014

ISBN

9781250034090


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