Now & Ben
Award winning author illustrator Gene Barretta provides an entertaining, unique look at a famous historical giant. Benjamin Franklin has never been so relatable and understandable! Written to compare the ideas and discoveries of the famed scientist, this book begins with a brief introduction before moving into a 2-page-spread of Benjamin Franklin's discoveries and the impact on our lives today. The series provides a wonderful introduction to the fascinating discoveries that often are taken for granted. 40 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne
The inventions and inspiration of Benjamin Franklin and how they've stood the test of time
What would you do if you lived in a community without a library, hospital, post office, or fire department? If you were Benjamin Franklin, you'd set up these organizations yourself. Franklin also designed the lightning rod, suggested the idea of daylight savings time, and invented bifocals-all inspired by his common sense and intelligence. In this informative book, Gene Barretta brings Benjamin Franklin's genius to life, deepening our appreciation for one of the most influential figures in American history.
Now & Ben is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.