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Whose Bright Idea Was It?: True Stories Of Invention

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Hundreds of true stories of invention, some the result of determination, some inspired by strange circumstances...and many that happened entirely by accident!
Published 1997 by Scholastic Canada, Ltd.
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SJ
Feb 24, 2014 SJ rated it it was amazing
Our copy of this book was bought by my husband when we were still dating in 2003. He said that he wanted our future kids to read it.

My eldest son is currently reading this. He enjoys everything that is being discussed in this book especially the accidental inventions that we are enjoying right now. He likes how Oreo, Pringles, cornflakes, etc. were invented. He keeps on reading them over and over!

I highly recommend this book. This is a must-read for kids and adults. You can learn so many things
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Mar 20, 2014 Mary-Jane rated it really liked it
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A fun overview of different inventions and the brains behind them. The book is organized in chapters of invention categories and is user-friendly. For many of the stories, one would like to read more. I expect this book will promote further reading as people seek out biographies or books related to single inventions. Recommended for elementary and high school students as well as adults.
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At nine years old, there were subtle signs that Larry Verstraete might be a writer some day. While thumbing through a toy catalog just before Christmas, he found, and then later received, the perfect gift - a small toy printing press. The summer after, Larry and a friend started an ambitious publishing project, aiming to become as he puts it, ‘rich and famous’ with the printing press.

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