The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle : And Other Surprising Stories about Inventions
Did you know that the ice cream sundae was invented because of a law forbidding the sale of ice cream on Sundays? Or that the first motorcycle was really just a tricycle with a motor? Would you believe that Mickey Mouse started out as a rabbit? Arranged in alphabetical order with anecdotal, fun-to-read text, this fascinating book is packed with the stories behind theseÂ and over 100 moreÂ inventions. "[An] entertaining volume of trivia". Â "Kirkus Reviews"
- Paperback | 114 pages
- 124.46 x 193.04 x 12.7mm | 90.72g
- 25 Mar 1999
- Penguin Books Australia
- Hawthorn, Australia
About Don L. Wulffson
Don L. Wulffson is the author of more than forty books, including Point Blank, The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle, Future Fright, and The Upside-Down Ship. He lives in Northridge, California.
"Jones's titles convey cohesive ideas about the importance of accidental discoveries."--School Library Journal "Readers learn that some dice were loaded in ancient Egypt; that baseball caps evolved from imitations of Civil War military hats; that flyswatters must have holes to be effective; that some inventions might have flopped without a push in the public-relations department. Such stories are well-suited to sharing."--Kirkus Reviews