Mistakes That Worked
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Mistakes That Worked

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Piggy banks, silly putty, potato chips and frisbees are all things that were invented by mistake."Jones gathers together in a splendid book that is as informative as it is entertaining. Jones has great fun with facts, dredging up plenty in a lively, anecdotal account that recollects the oddball origins of a variety of foods, clothing, toys, and devices....A gem of a book."-- "Booklist," starred review.Includes a bibliography. An IRA-CBC Children's Choice.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 198.12 x 200.66 x 10.16mm | 249.47g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0385320434
  • 9780385320436
  • 23,819

About Charlotte Jones

CHARLOTTE FOLTZ JONES was an author of award-winning nonfiction books for children, as well as numerous magazine articles. JOHN O'BRIEN is a frequent contributor to the "New Yorker" magazine and has illustrated many popular children's books.show more

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Piggy banks, silly putty, potato chips and frisbees are all things that were invented by mistake. Includes a bibliography. An IRA-CBC Children's Choice.show more

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"Jones gathers together in a splendid book that is as informative as it is entertaining. Jones has great fun with facts, dredging up plenty in a lively, anecdotal account that recollects the oddball origins of a variety of foods, clothing, toys, and devices....A gem of a book."--"Booklist," starred review.show more