From School Library Journal
Adult/High School—The authors examine 50 toys, including their history and scientific principles. In many cases, they discuss and reproduce original patent drawings. They also take the toys apart to reveal the technology that makes them tick and offer suggestions on how one might build some of these items from scratch. The entries include the balsa wood plane, Erector Set, Frisbee, gyroscope, hula hoop, and Nintendo Entertainment System. Written for novices and illustrated with black-and-white photos throughout, this book is sure to provide hours of entertainment and enlightenment.—Robert Saunderson, Berkeley Public Library, CA
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"Written for novices and illustrated . . . throughout, this book is sure to provide hours of entertainment and enlightenment." School Library Journal
"Perfect for collectors, for anyone daring enough to build homemade versions of these classic toys and even for casual browsers." Booklist
"Really fun . . . can keep little and big brains occupied for hours." mamaspeaks.com