Barbie: Ruth Handler
In this title, readers will learn about the developer of the Barbie doll, Ruth Handler. Follow the story of Handler's early work with her husband Elliott, their collaboration with Harold Matson to form Mattel, and the company's introduction of Barbie in 1959. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Subject||Biographies, Social Studies|
|Imprint||Big Buddy Books|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8.25|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events|
Toy Stories – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Talk about shelf appeal! Graphically striking covers featuring favorite toys lure readers into these succinct overviews of the development and continuing evolution of each product line. And the eye-catching design doesn’t stop at the covers—interior spreads feature large typefaces and chunky display fonts, with plenty of white space and full-bleed captioned photos of products, manufacturing equipment, and creators. Although the text is spare, there is still room for some unexpected side trips and twists; for instance, readers learn that the company that made Crayola crayons also supplied carbon for tires, and LEGO used to be made of wood. A two-page time line, glossary, and index introduces new readers to essential reference book structures. VERDICT Clear winners in early reader nonfiction.