Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women
What was even more interesting to me in this book which is illustrated to appeal to women and girls with headings and sidebars lettered in pink -was how various are the amounts and worth with which women's efforts are rewarded commercially!
Ever noticed that Toll-House chocolate chip cookie recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag? Read this boo ...more
Find that I'm torn in who to give the book to and may order more copies for nieces and library. It is a paperback - but such great stories.
Would be good in pediatricians offices...
Was nice to find that I know one of the inventors - of ...more
Did you know that it was a woman who invented windshield wipers? Young folks need to know that women are fabulous when it comes to invention, (I think Frank Zappa called his band the Mothers of Inv ...more
We took our time reading this book, reading only one or two stories each night and we often discussed how we used the items or how creative it was for the women to have thought of it in the first place.
The mixed media illustrations are an interestin ...more
I especially liked reading about the Snugli's invention. I bought one in 1980 and still have it! I enjoyed carrying my first baby around in it. It felt like I was still pregnant, but I could peek inside and see my ...more
Kit Lit: Nonfiction information book #1
Girls Think of Everything is a book about women that have made inventions over the time period that humans have been alive. In the beginning of the book, the author writes about how women were not allowed to invent things, so their husbands would come up with the “idea”, and then they would get credit for it. This book is a book that has short stories throughout the entire re ...more
Citation by: Traci Barger
Type of Reference: Biographical Reference
Call Number: 609
Brief Description: This biographical reference tells the story of how women throughout the ages have responded to situations confronting them in daily life by inventing such items as space helmets and disposable diapers.
Content/Scope: The purpose of this book is to expose readers ...more
Reviewed by: Kelly Cundiff
Reference Type: Biographical Reference
Call Number: 609.2/273
ISBN 13: 9780618195633
Content/Scope: This book introduces readers to biographies about women inventors throughout history. It covers many inventions that are still used today.
Accuracy/Authority/Bias: This book does not appear to contain any bias, it simply exposes students to women inventors.
Great information for feminists of all ages in this book. Some teasers: the first American woman self-made millionaire was African-American; I can't wait to try out Ruth Wakefield's Toll House cookie recipe, incl. baking soda dissolved in hot water...more
This book take ...more
Why is there a book written pointing out that even girls can think of things? Um, DUH. Why can't it just be a book about inventors? This irritates me, as if it's so shocking and surprising that a WOMAN could invent something. What kind of message is this sending?
And unfortunately, I think that quite a few of these inventions aren't that "cool," or at least they wouldn't be to kids. Scotchguard? White Out? ...more
I could definitely see myself using this book as an introduction to a women’s rights unit or when discussing the influence of women and their changing roles in society. The pages are filled with pictures that are not describable. They almost seem textured using items such as buttons and tags to create images that coincide with the inventions that are being discussed on that page. Some of the pictur ...more