The Kid Who Invented the Trampoline by Don L. Wulffson
and Other Extraordinary Stories About Inventions

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Did you know that an eighth-grader from New Jersey invented the snowboard? Or that the inventor of the trampoline demonstrated his invention by bouncing with a kangaroo? Would you believe that the first effective vacuum cleaner was the size of a refrigerator? This book is packed with fifty incredible stories about how things we now take for granted came to be. Perfect for trivia fans of all ages, The Kid Who Invented the Trampoline has a hip retro look and is illustrated with fabulous old-time advertisements and photos. You'll never look at a toilet or a TV the same way again!
 

About Don L. Wulffson

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Wulffson is a former English teacher in the Los Angeles public school system.
 
Published July 9, 2001 by Dutton Juvenile. 128 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction

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Wulffson (Time Fix, 1994) sketches out the origins of 99 inventions in this entertaining volume of trivia that may launch further research for reports.

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As in The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle (1997), Wulffson briefly relates the development of 50 things we take for granted, from books to graham crackers to napkins to toilet paper.

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Learn how 50 different things, among them false teeth, parking meters and Post-it notes, came to be in The Kid Who Invented the Trampoline: More Surprising Stories About Inventions by Don Wulffson.

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These are just some of the cool stories about inventions that you'll find in this fascinating book.Reviewed by on July 9, 2001 The Kid Who Invented the Trampoline: More Surprising Stories About Inventionsby Don L.

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