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Toys! By Don L. Wulffson

Toys!
by Don L. Wulffson

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Have you ever wondered who invented Lego, Mr Potato Head, or toy trains? This book presents fascinating stories behind these toy inventions and many others. It shows you 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."
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Toys!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions by Don L. Wulffson

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. Now, the paperback is revised and updated with even more. With humour and wit, this intriguing book serves up slices of cultural history that will inspire young readers to start thinking up their own toy inventions.

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Toys! Reviews


"Lighthearted text and humorous drawings convey amusement and appreciation for these inspired creations." --School Library Journal

"An interesting read for anybody who appreciates the inventive mind and entrepreneurial spirit." --Knight Ridder Newspapers

About Don L. Wulffson


Don Wulffson is the author of many books for young readers, including The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle and Other Strange Inventions. A teacher of English and creative writing, Mr. Wulffson is the recipient of the Leather Medal Award for Poetry. He lives with his family in Northridge, California.

Laurie Keller is the acclaimed author-illustrator of numerous books for children, including Do Unto Otters; Arnie, the Doughnut; The Scrambled States of America; and Open Wide: Tooth School Inside. She earned a B.F.A. at Kendall College of Art and Design. She lives in Michigan, in a little cottage in the woods on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Additional information

GOR010235613
Toys!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions by Don L. Wulffson
Don L. Wulffson
Used - Good
Paperback
Palgrave USA
2014-12-01
208
1250034094
9781250034090
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.