Toys! Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions (Paperback)
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|Offers readers an array of interesting historical facts about a number of popular toys, such as Lego, Mr. Potato Head, the Slinky, and others. By the illustrator of The Scrambled States of America. *Author: Wulffson, Don L./ Keller, Laurie (ILT) *Subtitle: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions *Publication Date: 2000/07/01 *Number of Pages: 137 *Binding Type: School And Library *Grade Level: 3-4 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 9.00|
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Offers readers an array of interesting historical facts about a number of popular toys, such as Lego, Mr. Potato Head, the Slinky, and others. By the illustrator of The Scrambled States of America.
A fresh, intriguing look at the stories behind great toy inventions.
"Originally, Play-Doh only came in white. There's a good reason for this. You see, Play-Doh didn't start out as a toy. It started out as a product for cleaning wallpaper."
Have you ever wondered who invented Lego, Mr. Potato Head, or toy trains? Here are the fascinating stories behind these toy inventions and many others. Learn why the see-saw was popular with the Romans, how the Slinky was used during the Vietnam War, and the reason Raggedy Ann has a red heart on her chest that says "I love you." From dolls and checkers to pinball and the modern video game, there's a wide selection here for boys and girls alike.
With humor and wit, this intriguing book serves up slices of cultural history that will inspire young readers to start thinking up their own toy inventions.