The New York Times Book Review
"Anderson regales us with tales of Leonardo's brilliant, often mischievous nature, and the nearly unfathomable range of his inventions."
School Library Journal
"A welcome addition to schools."
Old Schoolhouse Magazine
"Will keep the kids occupied with constructive activities and is sure to spur on their own creative inventions."
"More than an activity book, this nifty volume explores Leonardo's life, times and endless imagination."
"A pleasurable read . . . encourages the young reader to appreciate the unconventional pathfinder."
"Bring[s] an immediacy to da Vinci's life and work."
"This educational guide gives children age 9 and up hands-on experience, using materials found readily around the house, with creating their own version of some of Leonardo's inventions."
"Amazing Leonardo Inventions You Can Build Yourself by Maxine Anderson is a terrific resource, with its detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams and templates for creating projects that Leonardo designed. The accompanying text introduces the reader, in a personal way, to one of the world's greatest inventors"
"Anderson offers an ingenious introduction [to Leonardo] that cross the curriculum."
Science Books and Films
"The book is perfect for capturing a middle schooler's attention! Highly Recommended."
Chosen as one of "Our Favorite Things" for the 2006 holidays by Family Fun Magazine
"Decoding Da Vinci's sometimes ingenious, sometimes outlandish discoveries proves to be great fun in Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself ."
"Experience the ingenuity of Leonardo da Vinci firsthand."
"This is a book of fun and creativity."
Detailed Book Description
Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers to the life, world, and incredible mind of Leonardo da Vinci through hands-on building projects that explore his invention ideas. Most of Leonardo's inventions were never made in his lifetime-they remained sketches in his famous notebooks. Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself shows you how to bring these ideas to life using common household supplies. Detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating each project combine with historical facts and anecdotes, biographies and trivia about the real-life models for each project. Together they give kids a first-hand look into the amazing mind of one the world's greatest inventors.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Leonardo the Artist and Dreamer
Leonardo’s Useful Machines
Leonardo and Water
Leonardo in Flight
Leonardo’s War Inventions