Sunday, March 22, 2015

This Librarian's Quick Picks: Earmuffs for Everyone

How Chester Greenwood became known as the inventor of earmuffsEarmuffs for Everyone: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs
by Meghan McCarthy
Paula Wiseman books (Jan. 6, 2015)
Narrative Nonfiction/Informational Picture Book


This picture book biography of Chester Greenwood explores the invention of the earmuffs and the patenting process.

Why You'll Love It:
  • McCarthy takes readers through the process of inventing something and gaining a patent on one's invention without being boring!
  • The author  mentions that although several sources incorrectly credited Greenwood with inventing earmuffs, her historical research showed that “the facts got muddled” through the years. Readers learn the important lesson that sometimes facts get mixed up and history isn't always reliable.
  • Readers are engaged with McCarthy's engaging writing style and cartoonish illustrations.

Who Should Read It:

Great for 2nd-4th grade. 

What Else You Should Read: 

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