The Invention of Bubble Gum
Publication Date: May 4, 2010
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Gum. It’s been around for centuries—from the ancient Greeks to the American Indians, everyone’s chewed it. But the best kind of gum—bubble gum!—wasn’t invented until 1928, when an enterprising young accountant at Fleer Gum and Candy used his spare time to experiment with different recipes. Bubble-blowing kids everywhere will be delighted with Megan McCarthy’s entertaining pictures and engaging fun facts as they learn the history behind the pink perfection of Dubble Bubble.
Meghan McCarthy is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, including 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.