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The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring: The Accidental Invention of the Toy That Swept the Nation
Ford, Gilbert (Ilt)
(Picture Books)

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With magnificent dioramic illustrations, Gilbert Ford captures the joy, creativity, and determination behind the invention of an iconic, one-of-a-kind toy: the Slinky!One day, a spring fell from the desk of Richard James, an engineer and a dreamer. Its coils took a walk . . . and so did Richard’s imagination. He knew right away that he had stumbled onto something marvelous.With the help of his wife, Betty, Richard took this ordinary spring and turned it into a plaything. But it wasn’t just any old trinket - it was a Slinky, and it would become one of the most popular toys in American history.

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Teddy: The Remarkable Tale of a President, a Cartoonist, a Toymaker and a Bear

Teddy: The Remarkable Tale of a President, a Cartoonist, a Toymaker and a Bear
Sage, James

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A delightful tale of the first-ever teddy bear. The story goes that on a hunting trip in 1902, President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear. A political cartoonist shared the story in the newspaper and then, impressed by the president's big, warm heart, shopkeepers Rosie and Morris Michtom decided to create a "Teddy" bear in his honor to sell in their store. The bear was so popular, they made another. And another. And before they knew it, they needed to build a factory: it seemed every child wanted a teddy bear of their own! History with a twist of fun! Now there's even more to love about the ever-popular toy!

DC Comics Super Heroes (LEGO Build Your Own Adventure Box Set)
(Book and Toy (not plush))

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Discover an action-packed LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes story filled with building tips and ideas to inspire your own LEGO models.Build a speedy spaceship using the pieces inside. Then get out your own LEGO bricks and create models for your own adventure.Includes a Green Lantern minifigure and the bricks you need to build a miniature spaceship plus a giant, fold-out playmat with sticker sheet.

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