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Alkire, Jessie

Hot Wheels Developer: Elliot Handler

(3) 4-6 Checkerboard Library: Toy Trailblazers series. Checkerboard Library. Toy Trailblazers series. Each of these engaging biographies introduces readers to the creator of a popular classic kids’ toy or game. The texts are generally positive (and overuse exclamation points) but don’t ignore difficulties and hardship, both personal and business-related. Captioned photos, archival reproductions, and “Fun Fact” boxes liven up the pages. The topics have ready-made kid-appeal; readers will glean insight into product development and the challenges of running a business. Timeline. Glos., ind.


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