Discover how Rube Goldberg followed his dreams to become an award-winning cartoonist, inventor, and even an adjective in the dictionary in this inspiring and funny biographical picture book. Want to become an award-winning cartoonist and inventor? Follow your dreams, just like Rube Goldberg! From a young age, Rube Goldberg had a talent for art. But his father, a German immigrant, wanted Rube to have a secure job. So, Rube went to college and became an engineer.But Rube didnt want to spend his life mapping sewer pipes. He wanted to follow his passion, so Rube got a low-level job at a newspaper, and from there, he worked his way up, creating cartoons that made people laugh and tickled the imagination. He became known for his fantastic Rube Goldberg machinescomplicated contraptions with many parts that performed a simple task in an elaborate and farfetched way. Eventually, his cartoons earned him a Pulitzer Prize and his own adjective in the dictionary. This moving biography is sure to en...
|Title||:||Just Like Rube Goldberg: The Incredible True Story of the Man Behind the Machines|
|Number of Pages||:||32 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Just Like Rube Goldberg: The Incredible True Story of the Man Behind the Machines Reviews
Love the story, love the illustrations. Perfect introduction to the man behind these interesting contraptions.
A delightful, inspiring book that’s well written with inventive, quirky illustrations
I love the down-to-earth, lighthearted, and engaging tone Sarah Aronson uses to regale readers with the story of Rube Goldberg’s rise to fame. While entertaining, the book also shares a great message: Success does not progress in a straight line, but from a twisting, turning, “improbable and inefficient chain reaction.” This book encourages kids to go after dreams even if they seem as oddball to others as Rube Goldberg’s quirky machines. Neubecker's illustrations bring new life to Rube Goldberg' ...more
This eye-catching, creative biography does so much more than tell the tale of Rube Goldberg's life. Through Goldberg's perseverance, imagination, irreverence and creativity, readers learn to think about logic, engineering, and problem-solving in all new ways. Readers will want to pore over the illustrations repeatedly, examining the details of Rube's comics and creations. The back matter provides extra historical information and further details of Goldberg's life and accomplishments. A great pic ...more
A completely delightful biography about Rube Goldberg. Snappy text, an unbelievable but true story, and an inspiring message make this book nonfiction gold for kids. This book has an energy and humor to it, much I imagine like Rube Goldberg himself, that makes you smile and want to jump up and do something when you're done. A biography picture book you can definitely read aloud and one that will undoubtedly get the wheels turning in the little minds that hear it.
I’ve long been a fan of Rube Goldberg’s crazy impractical inventions but knew little about his path to producing them. This book delivers the goods, and with much less meandering than Goldberg might have used. Children who know nothing about Rube Goldberg or the game of Mousetrap that his work spawned, will still be attracted to the book by the zany cover art that turns the inventor’s name into one of his own silly inventions...full review at this post at the new home of Bookends Blog including ...more
This was a cute little biography on Rube Goldberg’s life that features some wonderful art work and Rube’s cartoons on the end pages! It lost a star from me though because in the “Got more questions about Rube Goldberg?” section, they mention that his son Tom changed his last name to George which was his brother’s first name, but the best part of the story is that George wanted to be like his brother, so he changed his name to George George! They missed out on Rube Goldberg’s son George George an ...more
An outstanding picture book biography of the wildly inventive and entertaining cartoonist.