Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions and How They Came to Be

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By Charlotte Jones (Author) and John O’Brien (illustrator)

Synopsis: Popsicles, potato chips, Silly Putty, Velcro, and many other familiar things have fascinating stories behind them. In fact, dozens of products and everyday items had surprisingly haphazard beginnings. Mistakes That Worked offers forty of these unusual tales, along with hilarious cartoons and weird and amazing facts. Readers will be surprised and inspired!

Published: May 1994 | ISBN: 978-0-385-32043-6 | Ages: 8-12 years

Mini-bio: Charlotte Foltz Jones is the author of Mistakes That Worked, Accidents May Happen, and Fingerprints and Talking Bones. – From Randomhouse

John’s Homepage: http://johnobrienillustrator.com

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