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I is for Idea.

"Begin an invention journey from letter A to Z, Then think of a new idea, and an inventor you can be."

I is for Idea, An Inventions Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Press) is not only packed with interesting information about inventors and their inventions, but is also beautifully illustrated. Author Marcia Schonberg brings together inventors who gave us products that contribute to our daily lives. For instance, the next time you zip your winter coat, you'll know that Elias Howe first secured a patent (something that provides protection so an idea can be shared, but the inventor holds onto the invention) for his "automatic, continuous clothing closure" in 1851.

Every Digest reader uses the toilet, right? Many people think that English plumber John Crapper invented the toilet. In actuality, it took many inventors, patents, and improvements to create the modern-day toilet. Interesting, isn't it? Check out I is for Idea and you'll learn all kinds of interesting information you can dazzle your family and friends with.
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Publication:Children's Digest
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Date:Nov 1, 2005
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