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The boo-boos that changed the world : a true story about an accidental invention (really!)

by Wittenstein, Barry,

Format: Print Book [2018]
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Did you know Band-Aids were invented by accident?! And that they weren't mass-produced until the Boy Scouts gave their seal of approval?

1920s cotton buyer Earle Dickson worked for Johnson & Johnson and had a klutzy wife who often cut herself. The son of a doctor, Earle set out to create an easier way for her to bandage her injuries. Band-Aids were born, but Earle's bosses at the pharmaceutical giant weren't convinced, and it wasn't until the Boy Scouts of America tested Earle's prototype that this ubiquitous household staple was made available to the public. Soon Band-Aids were selling like hotcakes, and the rest is boo-boo history.

"Appealingly designed and illustrated, an engaging, fun story" -- Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This lighthearted story about the origins of the Band-Aid suggests that necessity truly is the mother of invention. In 1920s New Jersey, Earle Dickson is concerned for his wife, Josephine: "Ouch! When she sliced and diced an onion, she sometimes sliced her finger, too." An employee at Johnson & Johnson, Dickson set out to design a protective bandage for her injuries. Hsu, a background artist for the animated TV comedy Archer, makes his picture book debut with friendly cartoons rendered in warm earth tones. After Dickson makes a Band-Aid prototype, Johnson & Johnson distributes the product to klutzes worldwide. Wittenstein, who imagines the details of the exchanges between Josephine and Earle, gracefully suggests to readers that even items as enduring as the Band-Aid started out as one individual's creative solution to a common problem. Ages 4-8. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Dickson, Earle, -- 1892-1961 -- Juvenile literature.
Johnson & Johnson -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Bandages and bandaging -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Skin -- Wounds and injuries -- Juvenile literature.
Wounds and injuries -- Treatment -- Juvenile literature.
Medical innovations -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Bandages and bandaging -- History.
Skin -- Wounds and injuries.
Wounds and injuries -- Treatment.
Medical innovations -- History.
Publisher Watertown, MA :[2018]
Contributors Hsu, Chris, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes webography.
ISBN 9781580897457
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