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Famous Fails!: Mighty Mistakes, Mega Mishaps, & How a Mess Can Lead to Success! Paperback – October 25, 2016
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CRISPIN BOYER lives in Xcalak, a small fishing village in Mexico, where he writes about history, wildlife, and technology. He and his wife live with their flock of hens, a turkey, two roosters, and a guard goose.
His 2013 cover story for National Geographic Kids magazine, Return of the Missing Lynx, won an Eddie Award for Best Single Article, Youth/Teen. The American Library Association chose his book This or That? as one of 2015's top picks for reluctant young-adult readers.
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Not all mistakes are bad or end in doom and gloom. Some famous fails turned out to be happy accidents. In 1905 Frank Epperson left a favorite soda in a cup overnight outside. It froze and, as a result, the popsicle was invented. Percy Spencer was experimenting with a microwave and popcorn kernels. He invented a two-for-one in a conventional oven and microwave popcorn. Readers will discover a plethora of mistakes in sports, musicals, historical events, animals and so much more. Fun facts in bright yellow squares and circles hilariously tagged It Could Be Worse and Lesson Learned provide insight on the topic at hand. Silly Mash-ups like Rock + Dog = Pet Rock are insightful and fun. There are plenty of photos that show the good and bad points of these famous fails. Everyone in the family will enjoy and be inspired by this guide.
I love this quote: "Only the one who does not question is safe from making a mistake." Albert Einstein
A fun book to tuck away some interesting facts into your head and to while away a few hours.
I received a complimentary copy to facilitate a review of my opinions and I was not compensated.