Wednesday, September 17, 2014

420 (2014 #48). Spic-and-Span!

by Monica Kulling,
illustrated by David Parkins

I love the books Cheaper by the Dozen and its sequel Belles on Their Toes, about industrial engineers Frank and Lillian Gilbreth and their large family in the early 1900s!  I was excited to receive this hardbound picture book biography of Lillian to review.  She was a pioneer in her field and an inventor in the area of ergonomics.  I had not realized she was responsible for the electric mixer, refrigerator compartments, and trash cans with foot pedal lid openers!  The author, Monica Kulling, has written other books in her "Great Ideas" picture book biography series that I would like to acquire for my university library's children's literature collection, used by future teachers. (This book is definitely being added.)  David Parkins' pen-and-ink with watercolor illustrations are amusing and add to the story.

© Amanda Pape - 2014

[I received a hardbound final copy from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program.  It has been added to my university library's collection.]

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