Samuel Todd's Book of Great Inventions

E.L. Konigsburg


Samuel Todd's Book of Great Inventions

Samuel Todd's Book of Great Inventions

  • Title: Samuel Todd's Book of Great Inventions
  • Author: E.L. Konigsburg
  • ISBN: 9780689832024
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback



Meet Samuel Todd When he wakes up, Samuel Todd looks in the mirror to make sure he s still Samuel Todd The mirror is just the first of the great inventions that Samuel Todd celebrates every day From the belt loops and Velcro that make it easier to get and stay dressed, to the training wheels that make four wheels twice as good as three, to one last check with the mirrorMeet Samuel Todd When he wakes up, Samuel Todd looks in the mirror to make sure he s still Samuel Todd The mirror is just the first of the great inventions that Samuel Todd celebrates every day From the belt loops and Velcro that make it easier to get and stay dressed, to the training wheels that make four wheels twice as good as three, to one last check with the mirror before bedtime yes, he s still Samuel Todd , his day is filled with important inventions that make his life better and fun Who but two time Newbery Medalist E.L Konigsburg could so perfectly capture a child s wonder at everyday miracles like step stools and french fries


Recent Comments "Samuel Todd's Book of Great Inventions"

Hmm. I requested this based on the author's oeuvre, not reading the blurb. I expected to read about a boy who invents things. Nope, he's just thankful for stuff other ppl have invented. Which is great, really that's not why I took a star off. No, my problem is that this is marketed specifically as a science book, and the ideas offered about the various devices etc. were invented are totally messed up. No research was done, no further reading is offered. And that's like saying a book on astrology [...]

Sam is a little boy that gives his perspective on certain inventions he mentions in this story. He gives reasons why he thinks some are good (ex. Velcro is faster and easier than laces), and some are bad (ex. Mittens can't dial a phone or zip a coat, so he thanks the inventor of gloves). I really liked that he says television was not such a neat invention because they come with the house, along with walls and parents- I love the way children think and the author did a great job of giving the rea [...]

E.L. Konigsburg Week 2012, Book 3. 3/5 stars.

Another interesting one from Konigsburg. I love the illustrations--she makes the oddities of human-ness shine through.

Gain new appreciation for mirrors, belt loops, gloves, backpacks, thermos bottles, candles, blankets, and French fries.


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