Toys!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions

Toys!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions Don L. Wulffson Laurie Keller
  • Title: Toys!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions
  • Author: Don L. Wulffson Laurie Keller
  • ISBN: 9780805061963
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Toys!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions Don L. Wulffson Laurie Keller 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 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 aA 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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    About Don L. Wulffson Laurie Keller


    1. Don L Wulffson is the author of than forty books, including Point Blank, The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle, Future Fright, and The Upside Down Ship He lives in Northridge, California.


    555 Comments


    1. This was a tremendously fun title Warning Do not read this unless you can frequently tell the people in the room with you odd, random facts about toys About every other page I felt compelled to say Hey, did you know that Legos didn t come to the US until 1961 or Did you know that the Super Bowl was sort of named after the Super Ball This is a great nonfiction title to have on hand It is a topic with which children are familiar, and the prose is easy to read and immediately gripping Play Doh bega [...]

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    2. This book tells the stories behind the inventions of many different toys slinky, seesaw, Lego, tops, Mr Potato Head, playing cards, silly putty, wind up toys and automatons, hobbyhorses, bicycles, remote controlled toys, Raggedy Ann, toy soldiers, twister, parcheesi, checkers, magic rocks, super ball, toy trains, Play doh, table tennish, pinball, trivial persuit, kites, and trickster toys It is well written The illustrations are simple black and white cartoons.I was surprised by how much I enjoy [...]

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    3. Such a fun, quick read about history on some of the favorite toys ever Truly an amazing book, small but concise, about classical toys to the latest favorite i.e Pokemon The chapter on Trivial Pursuit even have few questions for readers to try out Adults and children would find joy reading it Highly recommended.

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    4. Behind every toy there is a story , writes Don Wulffson in the introduction to his book, Toys Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions He reinforces this notion over the next 144 pages with a witty and humorous take on than two dozen vignettes behind some classic and popular toy inventions.Learn about the macabre use of the see saw by the Romans, the original use for Play Doh spoiler alert it was used for cleaning wallpaper , and the touching story behind why the Raggedy Ann doll has a red [...]

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    5. Toys Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions is a gem of a book This little book gives you interesting insight into a part of our lives that we take for granted our toys We trip over them, we dust them off when they are pulled out of the cabinet, we cherish the childhood memories surrounded around them, yet we do not know how they came to be, or almost didn t Toys has some surprising answers to these questions and Toys can not help but pique the interest of readers of all ages we have all [...]

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    6. This book is a good example of informative writing with voice and on topics students will really enjoy It has good examples, especially of introductions to informative writing and some good conclusions that circle around Each chapter ends with some interesting facts that didn t make it into the chapter s focus something students can learn about research all the good stuff doesn t have to make it in the paper It s amazing how many toys were accidents and how many toy inventors didn t give up befo [...]

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    7. This is the type of nonfiction book for kids I like It is organized in articles chapters that can be read as a whole book about toys or as articles about individual toys for interest or research The reading level is high enough to challenge, but because it can be digested in articles, it is not that tough And best of all, it is interesting, new information about topics must students know something about I want to use this book and books like it as classroom set reads to balance off the fiction c [...]

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    8. We picked this book out for our son but I ended up reading it first A fun and informative diversion from the heavier stuff on my reading list I had no idea that the Slinky was military technology I will never watch it bounce down the stairs in the same way again The extra illustrations by Laurie Keller are amusing and in the spirit of good fun loved the marshmallow man that permeates this book Read it in an afternoon while sipping coffee a good use of my time overall.

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    9. A fun look at how some of the most classic toys we grew up with came to be Short, humorous chapters feature toys such as Mr Potato Head, Silly Putty, Play Doh, G.I Joe, and bicycles and how they were invented Many were science lab creations or mistakes others evolved from ancient cultures Additional facts at the end of each chapter and cute line drawings add to the enjoyment A nice nonfiction choice for grades 3 6.

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    10. Love this book so far Its wacky how some cool toys came about I think this book is a good book I really think it is weird that playdough was used for cleaning wall paper.I don t really play with toys any but I still think this book is cool because it kind of gives the whole idea that most things that we enjoy today were made by mistake and what would have happened if that mistake haden t been made

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    11. The title is pretty self explanatory what adds to the stories is the illustrations, which are super cute The stories themselves vary in interest, with tops to Play Do and Raggedy Ann which is a tearjerker and ho hum to pinball machines and toy soldiers.I think it would be age appropriate for about eleven year olds.

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    12. This is a great book for short informational passages that children and adults will enjoy reading Fun and interesting facts about many popular toys and games both modern and classic I would recommend this to teachers who are looking for good examples of informational text that are somewhat narrative Could be a good mentor text for informational writing.

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    13. 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 s if they are known This is a great book for browsing and will appeal to kids who like to read books with trivia and facts Cute cartoon illustrations are done by the incomparable Laurie Keller.

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    14. I read this book over summer because of school This book has history behind toys It shows the origin of them and other inserting things about toys Some toys were made by accidents and some weren t and that made the book interesting to me This book is very fascinating and interesting I recommend this book to people who want to learn new things.

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    15. Interesting stories behind the most popular toys and games, both ancient and contemporary Good read for the inquisitive child who loves obscure facts about everything Trivial Pursuit is one of the games included in the anthologyBooklegger, grades 5 6

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    16. I thought the stories about the different toys were really fun I kept interrupting my wife s reading to tell her something else I had learned I could see reading chapters from this if I had extra time at the end of class or something I think my students would find some of it interesting.

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    17. Fifth Grade Common Core book This is a great nonfiction book for 5th graders I read at least half of the stories aloud to my class, and they begged me to read It was very interesting how most of the toys started out as totally different things

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    18. Great I had to read a non fiction book for school due on 1 19 16 and was assigned on 11 23 15 So I am a huge procrastinator and I waited until 3 days before the due date I finished it easily and it was very interesting so I recommend this book.

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    19. Some may think that I am reading junior non fiction in an attempt to breeze through my 2015 reading challenge It was not the main reason I selected this book, as I do enjoy enjoy reading about the design and history of toys Not a bad read, informative and engaging.

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    20. Good trivia and well written this would be best for a fifth or sixth grade student who is a trivia fanatic.

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    21. Fun, easy to read, full of classic toys

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    22. Great book for kids 10 and I definitely recommend it for toy enthusiasts and anyone interested in everything.

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    23. A must for toy enthusiasts I used this for a toy game unit but I m keeping it for my library collection The author illustrator interviews are interesting, too.

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    24. This book tells the backstory of toys from hobby horses to Trivial Pursuit.

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    25. Going to booktalk this to the kids in 5th and 6th grades Did you know they used Slinkys as make shift radio antennas in the Vietnam War thought some guys would get into that.

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    26. RL 5.0 GRL UAR Quiz No 40671 EN NonfictionAccelerated Reader Quiz Information IL MG BL 6.8 AR Pts 3.0Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types RP

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    27. A fun and interesting read

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