Oh, the Things They Invented: All About Great Inventors
Told in the classic Seuss-style rhyme, this book tells of thinkers ahead of their time. From Gutenberg's press to airplanes and the iPhone, you'll learn about some of the best inventions ever known! Coverage includes photographs, steam engines, letters in Morse code, the cotton gin, and the traffic signal that brought order to the road. So pick this one up if you're curious about innovations; it has 44 hardcover pages and colorful illustrations. Laura
The Cat in the Hat goes back in time to meet with the masterminds of more than a dozen inventions that made a major impact on our lives todayfrom famous figures like Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and the Wright brothers to lesser-known ones like Garrett Morgan, Mary Anderson, and Tim Berners-Lee. Children will learn basic information about each invention, as well as fascinating facts like how Guttenberg's famous printing machine was made from an old wine press, how a steaming teakettle may have inspired the creation of the steam engine, and how table salt changed the history of photography. Ideal for supporting the Common Core State Standards, and a natural for fans of the hit PBS Kids show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, this is a great way to introduce beginning readers to science!