Book Reviews of Mistakes that Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions and How They Came to Be

Mistakes that Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions and How They Came to Be
Mistakes that Worked 40 Familiar Inventions and How They Came to Be
Author: Charlotte Jones, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
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ISBN-13: 9780385320436
ISBN-10: 0385320434
Publication Date: 5/1/1994
Pages: 96
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Mistakes that Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions and How They Came to Be on + 186 more book reviews
Funny stories about how we got things like popsicles. My high school kids found this irresistible, but younger kids could read it too (and their parents!)
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I got this book for my daughter because she always feels bad about making mistakes. This book shows that sometimes mistakes results in a good thing. My reluctant reader loves this book.
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My 14 year old son absolutely loves this book. We have had it for a couple years now and it still gets pulled out and looked over regularly. Periodically an item will come up in conversation and our son will say "oh that's around because of a mistake" and give us the history of the item, can't ask for better learning then that.