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Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions and How They Came to Beby Charlotte Fol Jones
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Popsicles, potato chips, Silly Putty, Velcro, and many other familiar things have fascinating stories behind them. In fact, dozens of products and everyday items had surprisingly haphazard beginnings. Mistakes That Worked offers forty of these unusual tales, along with hilarious cartoons and weird and amazing facts. Readers will be surprised and inspired!
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.
About the Author
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.
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