Friday, September 21, 2018

Margo's Musings: Everyone's an Inventor!

Margo and I love picking out books from our local library. Today we discovered a beautiful board book and it has only been out a few weeks. What a treat! Little Heroes: Inventors Who Changed the World by Heidi Poelman is a book that families and schools should definitely add to their collections. I can already tell we’ll be reading it over and over again.

This is the inspiring book about a wide assortment of inventors and how they made their mark on the world. Some of the people featured were men and others were women. They lived in different places and times throughout history. I learned a lot while reading about some of the most important contributions each person made to society. I knew about some of the inventors, like Marie Curie, and the Wright Brother. But others like, Cai Lun were new to me. I had no idea he invented the first piece of paper! Lots of interesting tidbits about inventors including: 
Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Grace Hopper, Mary Sherman Morgan, and Cai Lun.


The book is written in a way that's easy for young children to understand, but the facts and information can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Margo loved the pictures. They're so bright and bold they pull the reader in. I especially liked how the artist, Kyle Kershner, drew the faces. 

Reading this story made me happy that these wise men and women were able to ask questions and they didn’t give up on their passions. I think Margo wants to be a scientist now- or at least she does this week. She keeps taking my magnifying glass and looking at everything. Her curiosity is awesome! Who knows what she’ll discover. 

Little Heroes: Inventors Who Changed the World is a wonderful book for people who like to learn about history in an interesting way. It's a book that will inspire. I bet you will learn something new too!

Happy reading! ~ F

28 comments:

  1. I didn't know that either about Cai Lun.

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    1. Alex- I love it when I learn new things from children's books. :) ~F

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  2. This sounds like a fun and educational book. Enjoy your weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  3. It sounds like it has fun tidbits of information.

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    1. Mary- Just the right amount for young kids. :) ~F

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  4. Curiosity and passions which changed the world...

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  5. Hi DMS - sounds like the perfect book for interested youngsters ... as EC says curiosity and passion to think of the future. I'd never heard of Cai Lun - interesting and thank you - Hilary

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    1. Hilary- I am glad I am not the only one who hadn't heard of Cai Lun. :) ~F

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  6. Sounds like it is full of great info and easy for the kiddos to learn and hold onto. Get them thinking and you never know.

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  7. Sounds absolutely fun and interesting!
    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Gloria- I really enjoyed it. Such cute pictures! :) ~F

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  8. It's wonderful how books can inspire young readers. Sounds like a great one. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Beverly- You are welcome. I love when books inspire people to create and dream. :) ~F

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      It really is! :) ~F

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  10. Ooh, this sounds so good! Thank you for telling us about it!

    Go, Margo! :)

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    1. Dawn- You are welcome. Enjoy! :) ~F

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  11. Looks like fun. Love the artwork and the lettering.

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    1. The Armchair Squid- I agree. Very visually appealing. :) ~F

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  12. I like the writings and all the artwork. And this sounds a good book!

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    1. Nas- It really is great. The story and the art really come together. :) ~F

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  13. Like the sound of this - fun and educational!

    All the best Jan

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