The Invention of Bubble Gum
Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9781416979708, 32pp.
Publication Date: May 4, 2010
Meghan McCarthy is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, including "Earmuffs for Everyone: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs"; "Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton"; "Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum"; "City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male"; and "Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse". A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at Meghan-McCarthy.com.
"A sweetly told, worthy tale—the world needs more heroes like Walter." - KIRKUS
"What a good idea for a book! Kids who enjoy blowing gum bubbles may never have considered how the
treat came to be, but here, in easy language and with amusing illustrations, McCarthy changes that." --BOOKLIST
"Picture books make the perfect introduction to some subjects. "Pop!" will tell young readers all they need to know about the reinvention of one of history's most popular treats, and the witty drawings tell the rest." --New York Times, August 15th 2010.