Mistakes that Worked
Piggy banks, silly putty, potato chips and frisbees are all things that were invented by mistake.
"Jones gathers together in a splendid book that is as informative as it is entertaining. Jones has great fun with facts, dredging up plenty in a lively, anecdotal account that recollects the oddball origins of a variety of foods, clothing, toys, and devices....A gem of a book."-- "Booklist," starred review.
Includes a bibliography. An IRA-CBC Children's Choice.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Maydacat - www.librarything.com
Mistakes and accidents happen in everyone’s life, but these mistakes and accidents have actually enriched people’s lives. Some were just fun, like Silly Putty, just were tasty, like potato chips and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kvelin - LibraryThing
This book includes fun facts about experiments and trials that went wrong but ended up with a new idea. This would be a great book for talking about growth mindset and how mistakes are just opportunities to learn. Read full review
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Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be
Charlotte Foltz Jones
Limited preview - 2016