Catherine Thimmesh has written a fun book to read. I 100% enjoyed reading through Girls Think of Everything for a review. All these girls from 8 and up inventing useful and needed items! Simply delightful!
I just HAVE to tell you all about it!
From the Cover
Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta wanted to help make the lives of reguees and disaster victims safe. So they invented….. When Mary Anderson saw bus drivers struggle to safely drive passengers through rain and snow, she devised one of the longest-lasting and most use inventions…. And because Trishna Prabhu was tired of witnessing the cruelty of cyber-bullying, she created…..
What do all these girls have in common? Grit, determination…and the gift of inventiveness.
What you get:
15 ladies ranging from 8 years old and up. Solving problems and finding solutions. Some were solutions to problems not yet realized and were discovered by accident (fabric guard). Others I recognized from watching Shark Tank (flood/emergency lights). Most were women who simply saw a problem and had the gumption to do something about it.
Colour fills EVERY page of this easy to read tome. The women are well introduced. Light humour frequently applied. The wonders of their inventions well explained. 15 women from all walks of life, from places scattered over the globe. Women making a difference.
This excellent book is an expanded and revised edition and celebrates women throughout time. Written to encourage and inspire the women of the future.
Get this book. Sit down and read it alone, read it with your children or hand it off to your thinking youngsters. Inspire them to use their brains and figure out solutions to problems. If an 8 year old can come up with an interesting idea with a solution… why can’t your children do the same?
My one complaint. I’ve seen quite a few books lately focusing on girls being smart and coming up with innovative ideas. I want to see a book with boys, or a book with boys AND girls. Both need to be encouraged don’t you think?
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women
Melissa Sweet (illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
112 Pages, hardcover,
Innovation, Invention, Girl Engineers, Engineering,
Reviewed for Raincoast Books.