Toys!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions
A fresh, intriguing look at the stories behind great toy inventions.
"Originally, Play-Doh only came in white. There's a good reason for this. You see, Play-Doh didn't start out as a toy. It started out as a product for cleaning wallpaper."
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.
With humor 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!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great InventionsUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Wulffson follows up The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle (1997) with the sometimes quirky tales behind more than two dozen novelties, gadgets and games, from playing cards and wind-up toys to Play-Doh ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - abbylibrarian - LibraryThing
A very readable and interesting book about the history of your favorite toys from Slinkies to GI Joe to Raggedy Anne. Each entry includes information about the toy throughout history and its inventor ... Read full review