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Look Out! (Read-It! Chapter Books Series)
     

Look Out! (Read-It! Chapter Books Series)

by Lisa Thompson, Matthew Stapleton (Illustrator)
 

Frustrated over their latest invention, the Boomerang ball, Luke and Sophie meet a woman with an interest in accidental inventions who teaches them about serendipity.

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Frustrated over their latest invention, the Boomerang ball, Luke and Sophie meet a woman with an interest in accidental inventions who teaches them about serendipity.

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Children's Literature
This is a "Read-it! Chapter Book" and is the fourth book in the "Wonder Wits" series. In this title, the story of Luke and Sophie trying to invent a boomerang ball is an opportunity to introduce some interesting facts on how a number of inventions and discoveries came about by mistake. Luke's dog, Gizmo, has been chewing up their prototypes, so Luke and Sophie try to keep him from getting his paws on their eighth attempt. However, the ball winds up stuck high in the branches of a tree in the park and that is where the kids meet a woman named Erica Longly. She explains to them the meaning of serendipity and how a mishap brought about her Serendipity Surprise Crumble which won five food awards. Erica then recites a list of inventions and discoveries brought about by error or happenstance and the kids decide that instead of making a Boomerang Ball, they will develop a Peeler Ball made up of layers. The accidental inventions mentioned include microwave cooking, chewing gum and chocolate chip cookies. Although the story takes a while to get going, it is entertaining and kids will pick up some knowledge while being amused. 2006 (orig. 2004), Picture Window Books, Ages 6 to 10.
—Carolyn Mott Ford

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404813434
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
Read-It! Chapter Books: Wonder Wits Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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