The Story of Inventions
Take a ride on the very first wheel, find your way and ensure you'll never get lost again with the compass, let the lights come on with electricity, watch as the world puffs into life with the steam engine and many more astounding inventions. Written with bitesized pieces of text and illustrated with bright and engaging artwork, this is the perfect introduction to some of the most amazing inventions that have helped make history.
Learn fascinating facts about the people behind these inventions and how their discoveries changed the world forever. So what are you waiting for? Let's uncover The Story of Inventions!
Inventions featured: The wheel, the compass, paper, clocks, gunpowder, steam engines, vaccinations, computers, electricity, the telephone, the car, planes, plastic, nuclear weapons and the internet.
What I liked about the book was the fact that it lays the pros and cons of each invention before the reader, addressing its impact on world history while also talking about its significance in the present. The illustrations are absolutely and add a lot of value to the reading experience.
While the book does follow a timeline, I do wish, however, that there was a better flow in the way the text progressed – it could have helped to paint a clearer picture of how these amazing ideas and concepts came to build the world as we know it today.
Final verdict: I recommend it for the vibrant art and the nicely balanced note on each invention.