Dotty Inventions by Roger McGough
And Some Real Ones Too

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Full of energy and wit, Dotty Inventions mixes the fascinating origins of real items (ball point pen, windshield wiper, parachute, Frisbee, and Velcro) with fantastical ones (digital deck chairs, stereo umbrellas, edible scarves). The story revolves around Professor Dorothy Dabble, who sets off to London with her pet robot, Digby, to enter a competition for best invention. On their way, Digby uncovers the wacky stories behind several items. Does the Professor win the competition?

About Roger McGough

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Roger McGough, born in Liverpool, England, is one of that country's most celebrated poets. He is the author of more than fifty books and has written numerous scripts, including the script for the Beatles' film Yellow Submarine. In 1986 his lyrics for the Broadway production of The Wind in the Willows received a Tony nomination. Roger is also the two-time recipient of the U.K.'s Signal Poetry Award and a British O.B.E. Freelance illustrator Penny Dann was born in Slough, Buckinghamshire, UK. She attended Amersham College in Buckinghamshire on a two year foundation course and then she studied Visual Communications at the Brighton College of Art. She is well-known for her bestselling Secret Fairy Series. She currently lives in Brighton in the UK.
Published March 30, 2004 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science & Math, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference.

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