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!
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Sold by:||Random House|
|File size:||21 MB|
|Note:||This product may take a few minutes to download.|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
John O’Brien has held writing fellowships at the University of Iowa and Stanford University, and he was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. His work has appeared in Hudson Review, Massachusetts Review, TriQuarterly, Country Journal, Harrowsmith, and Gray’s Sporting Journal. He lives with his wife, Becky, in Franklin, West Virginia.
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.