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What\'s the Big Idea?

What's the Big Idea?

(2009)
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This lively book by an award-winning author brings to life the history of human innovation for young readers. What's the Big Idea? focuses on those inventions that help fulfill people's six basic needs: food, sleep, security, shelter, companionship, and good health. Main spreads feature a specific invention such as the wheel and axle, paper, bicycles, or the Internet. Each one starts with a "What's the Big Idea?" box that explains the problem the inventors were trying to solve. It answers the pertinent questions: Why this invention and why now? "Fast Facts" and "Big Ideas" sidebars give young readers quick blasts of information reference-style. Twelve special spreads scattered throughout the book highlight either a famous inventor or a specific theme. The "Inventor Biography" spreads profile inventors such as da Vinci, Galileo, and Thomas Edison, and summarize their main inventions. Comic strips deliver an added snippet of information and a humorous punch. Helaine Becker's witty, inventive text and Steve Attoe's wonderfully whimsical art make this a book children can enjoy while they learn.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2009 : Canada Hardback
Title: What's the Big Idea?: Inventions That Changed Life on Earth Forever
Author(s): Helaine Becker
ISBN: 1-897349-60-2 / 978-1-897349-60-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Maple Tree
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

October 2009 : Canada Paperback
Title: What's the Big Idea?: Inventions That Changed Life on Earth Forever
Author(s): Helaine Becker
ISBN: 1-897349-61-0 / 978-1-897349-61-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Maple Tree
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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