Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions
Chris Barton (A) and Don Tate (ILT)
List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Biography / Inventor - 2016)
You know the Super Soaker. It’s one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy.
A love for rockets, robots, inventions, and a mind for creativity began early in Lonnie Johnson’s life. Growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters, persistence and a passion for problem solving became the cornerstone for a career as an engineer and his work with NASA. But it is his invention of the Super Soaker water gun that has made his most memorable splash with kids and adults. (32 pgs) Ages 7-10
Ashay says,"I can't think of anyone who has not heard of the Super Soaker or had fun with one. But who knew the inventor was a black man. I love this story. It just goes to show that you can excel in many things as Lonnie Johnson did while working as an engineer. But he will be remembered as the inventor of the giant squirt gun. Buy it for the classroom and library today."
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.4 x 11.3 inches
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