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Pop-Up House of Inventions
Hundreds of Fabulous Facts About Your Home

by Robert Crowther


The Pop-Up House of Inventions by Robert Crowther is an amazing and fun-filled novelty book that is full of fabulous facts about your home.

Each pop-up section features a room of the average home. Look closely and you'll discover numerous snippets of information about articles found in the room.

For example, in the kitchen, open the oven door and you'll learn that the first electric stove was sold in 1891 by the Carpenter Electric Company in St. Paul, Minnesota. Flip up the small rug in the living room and you'll discover that 20,000 to 30,000 years ago, bark, felt, and plaited rush mats were used as floor coverings.

Filled with lots of useful and not so useful trivia, this is a book that all the members of the family will enjoy. The more you peek in the closets, open the cupboards, and turn up the flaps you find, the more your child will learn about everyday things you have around your home.

The Book

Candlewick Press
March 2009
9780763642532 /0763642533
Children: Ages 6-9 Nonfiction / Novelty Picture Book
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The Reviewer

Bob Walch
Reviewed 2009
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