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

by Chris Barton

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A NASA engineer accidentally invented the Super Soaker water gun? You gotta read it to believe it! This 2017 Bluebonnet Masterlist book is sure to be “soaking” with a good story!
  mcmlsbookbutler | Aug 20, 2018 |
Students will love finding out the back story to the Super Soaker water gun and it's also a valuable tale about not giving up on your dreams. The fact that Lonnie Johnson is also an African American is also a plus and an excellent role model for our students.
  kimjarvis | Aug 8, 2018 |
Lonnie Johnson is a creative young boy with big dreams and ideas. One of his inventions was the Super Soaker. Lonnie tries to get people to manufacture his toy and after much resistance, the Super Soaker gets made to be sold to kids all over! This book is great to show students the power of their imagination and can be used as a biography study that can be compared and contrasted with the life of other inventors and/ or scientists. Whoosh! can also be utilized to teach students that determination and hard work can make a huge difference. ( )
  marissathrower | Apr 23, 2018 |
Lonnie Johnson loves to invent new things, he even invented something for NASA. One day, while working on another project, he gets the idea for the Super Soaker. After being told no many times, he finally finds a toy company willing to sell his product. Whoosh! is a great book that shows an inventor overcoming adversity to reach his goals. Many students have played with a water gun during the summer, so having a book about the inventor could entice students to read a biography. This book also shows students that problem solving is an important part of life. ( )
  Katherine.Boykins | Apr 21, 2018 |
This book displays certain struggles that we all often come up to at certain points in life. It showed the right paths to take when facing those struggles. It started off about a story which seemed fictional, but towards the end was turned into a biography for children. ( )
  csappenfield | Feb 11, 2018 |
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Chronicles the life and achievements of the NASA engineer and inventor, from his childhood to his accidental invention of the Super Soaker water gun.

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