The Handiest Things in the World

The Handiest Things in the World

By Andrew Clements; Raquel Jaramillo (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9781416961666, 48pp.

Publication Date: May 25, 2010

The mother of invention is right at your fingertips Ten knuckles, two thumbs, two flat palms, and all those fingers--but our hands can be so much more.
They were once the first pair of earmuffs, a primitive sun visor, and a convenient set of chopsticks. The work done by hands centuries and centuries ago has paved the way for many of our favorite and most useful tools. The always clever Andrew Clements reminds us all that the mother of much invention is right at our fingertips.

About the Author
Andrew Clements taught in the public schools near Chicago for seven years before moving East to begin a career in publishing and writing. He lives in Westborough, Massachusetts.

Raquel Jaramillo is a designer and photographer. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.