The Kid Who Invented The Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories About Inventions by Don L. Wulffson

The Kid Who Invented The Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories About Inventions

byDon L. Wulffson

Paperback | March 1, 1999

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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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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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Title:The Kid Who Invented The Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories About InventionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.75 × 5.07 × 0.34 inPublished:March 1, 1999Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141302046

ISBN - 13:9780141302041

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 8

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You’ll be amazed at where the everyday things in your life come from. Mickey Mouse, for instance, started out as a rabbit and sundaes came about because you couldn’t sell ice cream on Sundays. Don L. Wulffson amazes readers with the history of more than 100 things we all know in The Kid Who Invented The Popsicle.

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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