Synopses & Reviews
Young readers and parents will enjoy this whimsical and entertaining journey through the history of tools, from the stone hand ax to the modern toolbox. Full-color illustrations help the child identify and name each tool and the sing-song text will help them remember different events in the history of toolmaking.
“Each page in this book is set up the same with three questions. The questions are: Whats the Tool?, Whats the Time?, and Whats the Twist? Then the author answers each question briefly. The time tells how many years ago it was made. The twist explains a little bit about how the tool is used or who invented it. There are many different tools in the book such as: sticks and stones, fire, Philips screw drivers, plow, tape measure and many more! . . . My favorite tool in this book was the multitool because it has so many tools in one! I also liked it if the description told what country the tool was from. If you really like learning about tools you might like this book.” —San Francisco Book Review/ Sacramento Book Review
About the Author
David R. Shapiro is the founder of Craigmore Creations. He has worked as an animal tracker, interpretive guide, youth educator, and summer camp director. He is the author of the a web comic series, Around the World with Haley Zoic; several childrens picture books; and an illustrated book of sonnets. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Christopher Herndon is an artist, the creator of two comic book series, and the illustrator of numerous album covers, games, and magazines. His previous works include the childrens book Tool Time Twist and the graphic novels Blunderbuss Wanderlust and Living with Zombies. He lives in Portland, Oregon.