Melanie Soble's Reviews > The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories about Inventions

The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle by Don L. Wulffson
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Oct 09, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: read-for-libs-642

1. This book would fall under the category of a junior book, informational.
2. Do you like random trivia? If so, this book is for you! Set up as short 1-3 paragraph stories, this book gives information on the inventions and discoveries of random, kid-interesting things.
3. critique
a. As an informational book, this book keeps the readers’ attention by not going into great depth on the various topics. The maximum length is really only three paragraphs. This allows readers to get information without encountering boredom! If they aren’t particularly interested in one topic, just skip a page because something interesting is coming up!
b. The author picked out items which are interesting to children. How was a popsicle invented, and why was it called a popsicle? I won’t spoil the founding, but I will tell you that popsicle was not the first name of it! You will have to read the book to find out what was! Some of the inventions I knew already, but most were novel.
c. This book is written in kid-friendly language that is not heavy on description. All of the articles are less than a page and written without a lot of fluff added. From comic books to wire coat hangers, this book keeps the interest level high!
4. a curriculum connection
This book would be a great selection for read-aloud times. There are always times during the day where you have a few minutes and this book would allow for something constructive to do to fill the time.

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