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Book Review: Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions


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Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself by Maxine Anderson (Nomad Press, 2006)

Ages 8 and up with help.

I love this book. It's got tons of really great stories about Leonardo da Vinci - particularly his creative side and his sly sense of humor. He once tricked friends by gluing wings and horns to a lizard and claiming it was a dragon.

After each set of stories is a project based on one of da Vinci's inventions. They look fun to build and straightforward - though some have many steps. The one I really want to try is the "walk on water" shoes, which you make from styrofoam and duct tape.

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