Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

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Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions is the true story about a boy who loved inventing things. He was always thinking of new things to make and wanted to be an engineer when he grew up. Lonnie even made a robot and won first prize in a science fair. Lonnie went to college and became an engineer, eventually working for NASA. Lonnie was still trying to make new inventions. One day he was trying an idea and made a pump with a nozzle, the water went whoosh and Lonnie thought it would be a great water gun. Lonnie tried to get toy companies to like his idea but everyone turned him down, until one day, in 1989, Lonnie was able to show his water gun to a toy company in Philadelphia. They loved it, and soon kids all over were playing with “Super Soakers”.

I love reading books about real people and the things they have done in their lives. I was so excited to read and learn about the man who invented the “Super Soaker”. I thought it was really neat that Lonnie had even worked for NASA, he must be really smart. The illustrations were great, and colorful. I think other kids who like inventing new things will love reading Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions.

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Author Chris Barton • Don Tate, Illustrator
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Charlesbridge
Publish Date 03-May-2016
ISBN 9781580892971
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Issue July 2016
Category Children's


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