The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story about an Accidental Invention (Really!) by Barry Wittenstein
It was a perfect storm; Earle Dickson's father was a doctor, he worked for a medical company (Johnson & Johnson), and he married a woman named Josephine who was a total klutz. Earle was trying to meet a need of his wife, yet created a product that all of those around the world could use, Band-aids! Barry Wittenstein hilariously shares the story of Earle Dickson: The Boo-Boos That Changed the World with quick wit and sense of humor to share the accidental creation of band-aids.
Go ahead, sing along!
Did you know that Band-Aids brand consists of the words bandage and First Aid? This is one of the many things I learned about this invention, that I personally used numerous of times. Of course, I could not talk about band-aids without sharing one of my favorite Shel Silverstein poems:
We all know a few kids just like the one in the poem, wants a band-aid but has no cut or sore to place it on. I love reading biographies and finding out about the incredible things people have done inhistory that has provided us with little luxuries (that we do not even think about). Then I like to think about what would life be like without such inventions: cotton swabs, post-it notes, highlighters, bread ties, tupperware containers, the printing press, cup holders, and so much more! Let us not forget, at one time someone decided to ground coffee beans, pour hot water on the coffee grounds, so he or she could drink it!
|Image: Kurasu Kyoto|
I read this book as a part of my #BookaDay Reading Challenge, inspired by Donalyn Miller. My goal is to read at least one children's literature book everyday and share my thoughts here on my blog. Please feel free to subscribe or connect with me on social media to follow my journey through the books I read. Until next time ...