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Now & Ben by Gene Barretta
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Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin is an enjoyable read about ingenious Benjamin Franklin. The book is interesting and very informative, written in a way that is sure to please young readers. The artwork is creative with many fun details. Benjamin Franklin invented many things that help shape the way we live our lives today. I found myself saying, "I didn't know that" several times though out the book. Well, now I know! I'll never be able to look at my grabber (a long stick with a clamp on the end) without thinking of Ben!

I would love to revisit this book when my daughter is a little older and able to appreciate it. I only wish it had additional information or history about Ben Franklin at the end of the book. I was expecting tit and was disappointed it wasn't there. Overall an great read for any reader looking for information on Benjamin Franklin.

This was a Children's Picture Book Club read for the month of November.
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December 2, 2011 – Shelved

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Lisa Vegan Crystal, Great review. Yes, this is probably best appreciated by middle grade kids, and some of us adults. I also learned a few things!


Crystal Marcos Lisa wrote: "Crystal, Great review. Yes, this is probably best appreciated by middle grade kids, and some of us adults. I also learned a few things!"

Thank you! Chris thought it was neat when I told him the grabber was invented by Ben Franklin. He thinks it is the greatest invention.


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