I'm excited that Alyson Beecher, at Kid Lit Frenzy, is continuing her Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge for the fourth year in a row.
Earmuffs for Everyone! How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs by Meghan McCarthy
2015-book, biography, inventions, leaving-a-legacy, nonfiction, nonfictionchallenge2015, picture--book
Turns out you don't have to actually invent something to be know as the inventor of it! Chester Greenwood is famous for inventing the earmuff, but he really just improved upon an already invented product - kind of like Thomas Edison and the lightbulb! Meghan McCarthy's humorous illustrations and the story of how the earmuff evolved is entertaining and interesting. Who knew there was a Chester Greenwood Day?! Author's Note and more about patents in the back.