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From Barnes & NobleSpark your imaginative juices and feed your fact-hungry mind with this creative homage to inventions of the past. From the creator of the potato chip to the inception of the piggy bank, this cool book offers plenty of info in rhyming verse with some cool and quirky illustrations.
Each invention is given a two-page layout that includes a reenactment of the big event along as well as a slew of innovative and unusual characters. Take, for example, the man who created eyeglasses. He discovered the phenomenon of refraction as he looked through the bottom of his glass cup and realized he could see a whole lot better. Or take the very short French king who had a cobbler make high-heeled shoes for him in an effort to be physically more imposing than his subjects. When the fad caught on with the rest of populace, the king banned the wearing of heels by anyone but himself. More facts lie on the side of page, detailing the who, where, and when of each incident.
Fact-filled books are not new phenomena, but pairing facts with awesome and vibrant illustrations and funny verse makes this book unique. Perfectly suited for reluctant readers, fact-crazy kids, and curious adults.