Mistakes that Worked

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Doubleday, 1991 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 78 pages
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Piggy banks, silly putty, potato chips and frisbees are all things that were invented by mistake.

"Jones gathers together in a splendid book that is as informative as it is entertaining. Jones has great fun with facts, dredging up plenty in a lively, anecdotal account that recollects the oddball origins of a variety of foods, clothing, toys, and devices....A gem of a book."-- "Booklist," starred review.

Includes a bibliography. An IRA-CBC Children's Choice.

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User Review  - kvelin - LibraryThing

This book includes fun facts about experiments and trials that went wrong but ended up with a new idea. This would be a great book for talking about growth mindset and how mistakes are just opportunities to learn. Read full review

User Review  - Teresa Gilstrap - Christianbook.com

This books is so full of facts and has really enlightened us to so many things. Simply put, it's fascinating. It's been great reading for my 11 year old son and would even make a great collection for ... Read full review



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About the author (1991)

CHARLOTTE FOLTZ JONES was an author of award-winning nonfiction books for children, as well as numerous magazine articles.

JOHN O'BRIEN is a frequent contributor to the New Yorker magazine and has illustrated many popular children's books.

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