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Pop-Up House of Inventions: Hundreds of Fabulous Facts about Your Homeby Robert Crowther
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Did You Know: The first pillows (headrests made from wood, ivory, or alabaster) were made around 3500 B.C. to protect Sumerian hair-dos?
Did You Know: The Jacuzzi brothers of Italy created a whirpool bath in the 1950s for a family member who had arthritis?
Did You Know: The cat-flap was probably invented by Sir Isaac Newton in the 17th century?
Middle-grade kids are fiends for facts, statistics, and trivia, so this book will be pored over and shared enthusiastically by them. Looking inside and behind things will yield the kind of detail kids search for and want in a book like this.
Lots of surprises for kids and adults alike about the origins of common and not-so-common items we now take for granted. Some facts are funny, some are straightforward, some are downright unbelievable
Step inside, open the cupboards, peek inside the closets, and snoop to your heart's desire! A pop-up tour of a garage and of the different rooms in a house reveals facts about the invention of the items found there. Full color.
Now updated, this detailed, pop-up tour of a garage and of the different rooms in a house reveals facts about the invention of the hundreds of items found there. Full color.
"Junior trivia masters will pore over this pop-up book." — Child Magazine
Would you believe that a scientist caught a cold and died while conducting experiments in early refrigeration? Did you know that soap was once made from goat fat? Can you guess how pumpernickel bread got its name? Did you know there is polytetrafl uoroethylene somewhere in your kitchen? Its all true! Its all amazing! And its all in the updated, reissued Robert Crowthers Amazing Pop-up House of Inventions. Just step inside, open the cupboards, peek in the closets and drawers, and learn about hundreds of inventions you can fi nd right in your own home — including DVDs, MP3s, wireless headsets, and PDAs.
About the Author
Robert Crowther is the creator Ships, Trains, and Flight as well as numerous other pop-up books, including COLORS, OPPOSITES, and SHAPES. He lives in Norfolk, England.
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