Budding inventors and science fair nerds will love hunting down the TRUTH about some groundbreaking inventions--past and present--and the people behind them in this innovative early reader.
The computer mouse was invented by Steve Jobs, right? That's a LIE! The TRUTH is, it was invented by a man you've probably never heard of named Doug Englebart!! Though this engaging early reader is 100% fun, 25% of it is FALSE! In a unique Q&A format, proficient readers are quizzed about inventions and their inventors to see if they can separate facts from "lies." The book's mascot--the Truth Sleuth--guides readers through this funny and fact-packed book, which features photos and illustrations of a wide variety of inventions--from the printing press to velcro to a light-up soccer ball. With funny, kid-appealing art by Michael Slack.
Step 3 Readers feature easy-to-follow plots about popular topics, for children who are ready to read on their own.
About the Author
ERICA PERL is the author and creator of the Truth or Lie series within Step into Reading, along with many hilarious picture books and award-winning novels for young readers. Most recently she received the National Jewish Book Award and a Sydney Taylor Honor for her novel All Three Stooges. Before becoming a full-time writer, Erica worked for First Book, a nonprofit literacy organization. She's an enthusiastic, inspiring speaker and presenter at schools, libraries, and conferences. She loves to get kids excited about reading and writing. Erica lives in Washington, DC, with her family. To learn more, you can find her at ericaperl.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter at @ericaperl.
MICHAEL SLACK is an artist, illustrator, character designer, and award-winning app designer. His work has appeared on board games, card games, and even a puzzle. Michael has illustrated many hysterically funny picture books--including many he has written himself. He lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit his website at slackart.com, and follow him on Twitter at @michaelslackart, on Facebook, and on Pinterest.