Ben Franklin's Big Splash

Ben Franklin's Big Splash

The Mostly True Story of His First Invention

Book - 2014
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A National Science Teachers Association, Best STEM Book

Every inventor has to start somewhere, and one of the greatest innovators in our history was no exception. Ben Franklin developed his first invention while doing what he loved best: swimming! Ben's Big Splash is the story of Franklin's first invention, his journey through the scientific method, and the surprising successes that result when you're willing to make mistakes. Barb Rosenstock's rhythmic, whimsical style is the perfect complement to S. D. Schindler's pen and ink and watercolor illustrations. Together they recreate history in an engaging and unique way. Both author and illustrator worked closely with Franklin experts, and the book includes Franklin quotes, an extensive author's note, timeline, and bibliography.
Publisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781620914465
Branch Call Number: EB FRANKLIN
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Schindler, S. D - Illustrator


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Nov 03, 2017

This is a wonderful book about a young boy who had ideas. When the ideas didn't work out they way he hoped, he kept trying until he was satisfied with his outcome. He is the embodiment of a Growth Mindset. He did not view his results as failure, but rather, as not being satisfied with the results which motivated him to keep thinking and keep trying.


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