Dotty Inventions: And Some Real Ones Too!

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Frances Lincoln Limited, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Curious children can discover how everyday things were invented in this literary mixture of fantasy and science. Fictional inventor Professor Dorothy Dabble sets off to London with Digby, her pet robot, to enter a competition for the best invention. Along the way they learn that the parachute was invented by Blanchard and his parachuting dog and that frisbees were created when workers at the Frisbie Baking Company threw their empty pie tins around. They discover many other amazing yet true stories about the weird ways objects, from ballpoint pens to velcro, were invented.

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About the author (2004)

Roger McGough is an acclaimed poet and writer. His titles include Bad Bad Cats, winner of the U.K.'s 1998 Signal Poetry Award, and The Ring of Words, shortlisted for the BBC Blue Peter Book Award 2001. Holly Swain's titles include Tiger Hunt, I'm the King and The Pied Piper.

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