Popsicles, potato chips, Silly Putty, Velcro, and many other familiar things have fascinating stories behind them. In fact, dozens of products and everyday items had surprisingly haphazard beginnings. Mistakes That Worked offers forty of these unusual tales, along with hilarious cartoons and weird and amazing facts. Readers will be surprised and inspired!
About the Author
JOHN O'BRIEN is a frequent contributor to the New Yorker magazine and has illustrated many popular children's books.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have a 9-year old that is either way about books, but REALLY into science, invention, and experimentation. This book HIT THE MARK! for him. Great stories on how every-day inventions were actually initially errors, turned into successes. Great life lessons in this. I bought copies for my favorite teachers and kids.