I is for Idea: An Inventions Alphabet

I is for Idea: An Inventions Alphabet

by Marcia Schonberg, Kandy Radzinski
     
 

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For every budding scientist who would like to think beyond the smoking volcano, diorama, and colored graphs of the typical school science fair. I is for Idea explores the development of bicycles, zippers, toilets, computers, and many other inventions that we now take for granted in our daily lives. Readers will learn about the inventors and the genesis behind these

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For every budding scientist who would like to think beyond the smoking volcano, diorama, and colored graphs of the typical school science fair. I is for Idea explores the development of bicycles, zippers, toilets, computers, and many other inventions that we now take for granted in our daily lives. Readers will learn about the inventors and the genesis behind these ever-present and useful items. Curious kids will find plenty of inspiration as they discover the answers to their continuous questions. What is the basis for the phrase "the real McCoy"? What actually is the mother of invention? What kitchen appliance was developed after a scientist's candy bar suddenly melted? Author Marcia Schonberg lives north of Columbus, Ohio. She is the author of more than a dozen books, including B is for Buckeye: An Ohio Alphabet. Illustrator Kandy Radzinski's first book with Sleeping Bear Press, S is for Sooner: An Oklahoma Alphabet, was the Oklahoma Center for the Book Best Illustrated Book 2004. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Children's Literature
Did you know that the arrangement of a keyboard's letters used to be in any order the manufacturer wanted? Did you know a woman invented the material used in bullet proof vests? Did you know that the man for the Nobel Peace Prize is named invented dynamite? Do you know the year that blue jeans were invented? These facts and other interesting information are given in this fun and delightful book. The author has very cleverly written this book for two audiences. The poems are easy for younger readers to understand, while greater detail is given about each invention for older readers. Readers will be intrigued by the specific facts for each invention; they will want to turn each page to see what comes next. The illustrations are beautifully done with precise details and color to make each picture look realistic. Parents as well as teachers will enjoy reading this book to their children. Teachers may want to use this as a supplement in their science classroom or just for fun and interesting reading. 2005, Sleeping Bear Press/Thomson Gale, Ages 8 to 12.
—Cathi I. White

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585363278
Publisher:
Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Series:
Science Alphabet
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
862,427
Product dimensions:
9.96(w) x 10.14(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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