Mistakes That Worked

Mistakes That Worked

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Overview

Do you know how many things in your daily life were invented by accident?
 
SANDWICHES came about when an English earl was too busy gambling to eat his meal and needed to keep one hand free. POTATO CHIPS were first cooked by a chef who was furious when a customer complained that his fried potatoes weren’t thin enough. Coca-Cola, Silly Putty, and X rays have fascinating stories behind them too! Their unusual tales, and many more, along with hilarious cartoons and weird, amazing facts, make up this fun-filled book about everyday items that had surprisingly haphazard beginnings.

And don't miss Eat Your Words about the fascinating language of food! 

Praise for Mistakes That Worked:

“A splendid book that is as informative as it is entertaining . . . a gem.” —Booklist, Starred 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385320436
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 05/28/1994
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 57,824
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1040L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

CHARLOTTE FOLTZ JONES was an author of award-winning nonfiction books for children, as well as numerous magazine articles.

JOHN O'BRIEN is a frequent contributor to the New Yorker magazine and has illustrated many popular children's books.

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Mistakes That Worked 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.