The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle

The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle : And Other Surprising Stories about Inventions

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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 these and over 100 more inventions. "[An] entertaining volume of trivia".  "Kirkus Reviews"
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 124.46 x 193.04 x 12.7mm | 90.72g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • PUFFIN
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0141302046
  • 9780141302041
  • 142,622

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.
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"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
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