Play-Doh Pioneer: Joseph McVicker

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In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the pioneer of Play-Doh, Joseph McVicker. Follow the story from McVicker's childhood, his education at Brown University, joining his father's company Kutol Products, and his reinvention of the company's Kutol Wall Cleaner as Play-Doh. Learn how Play-Doh is made, who came up with the name, the role of Captain Kanagroo in Play-Doh's success, and about other Play-Doh products. McVicker's family, retirement, and pursuits in examining life's big questions are covered. Sidebars, historic family photos, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding of this topic. Additional features include a table of contents, an index, a timeline and fun facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF007000, JNF056000, JNF061010
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Biographies
Copyright 2016
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2015-12-15
ISBN 9781624039782, 9781680771367
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 338.4
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Lexile 770
ATOS Reading Level 4.7
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 179690
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events
Online Resources FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network
 

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