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May 2012 Book of the Month. Best-selling poet Roger McGough hits some real Eureka! moments in this cheerfully wacky picture book full of fabulously ingenious inventions. Professor Dotty Dabble is a great inventor so is sure she’ll win the National Science Museum’s prize. But Digby, her invaluable robot, has his doubts… Amazing real inventions including the biro and the parachute feature alongside Dotty’s more unusual one in this entertaining celebration of creativity.
Eccentric inventor Professor Dorothy Dabble sets off to London with Digby, her pet robot, to enter a competition for the best invention. On the way, they discover lots of amazing stories about the invention of everyday objects.
A hugely enjoyable story using Roger McGough's wacky humour to introduce true stories about the invention of the ballpoint pen, windscreen wiper, parachute, frisbee and velcro.
This mix of fantasy and science is a companion to Until I Met Dudley, also by Roger McGough.
|Publication date:||3rd May 2012|
|Publisher:||Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month|
Award-winning poet, playwright, broadcaster and children's author Roger McGough was born on 9 November 1937 in Liverpool, England. He was educated at St Mary's College, Crosby, Liverpool, and at Hull University. He taught at St Kevin's Comprehensive School, Kirby, and lectured at Mabel Fletcher College in Liverpool and at the Liverpool College of Art. He was a member of the pop music/poetry group 'The Scaffold' between 1963 and 1973. He made his name as one of the 'Liverpool Poets' with Adrian Henri and Brian Patten, included in The Mersey Sound: Penguin Modern Poets 10 (1967). A Fellow of John Moores University in Liverpool, he won ...More About Roger Mcgough