Ben Franklin’s Big Splash
By Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by S.D. Schindler
Ben Franklin loved to swim and, at the age of eleven, he was determined to swim like a fish—fins and all!
This fascinating and lively account of young Ben’s earliest invention follows the budding scientist’s journey as he tests and retests his swim fins. That first big splash led Ben to even more innovations and inventions some of which we still use today!
Back matter includes Franklin quotes, a timeline, bibliography, and source notes.
Awards & Honors: NSTA Best STEM Book, ISHOF Dawson Award, Jefferson Cup Honor, Illinois READS, Junior Library Guild Selection and state lists in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois. Thanks!
“As inventive as Ben himself, this presentation is awash with delight and definitely makes a big splash.”
Starred review, Kirkus
“a fun introduction to one of the nation’s founding fathers and a solid addition to collections needing a different perspective on this American icon.”
Starred review, School Library Journal
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