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Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.

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A heartwarming story with little character development or depth, Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea offers great values and lots of good fun with science. Ruby and her grandfather have some tender moments, and there's a sweet encounter with a grumpy neighbor. Kids who enjoy scientific experiments and engineering-type projects will have fun following Ruby's process of invention, trial-and-error, and success as she builds her Rube Goldberg machine. Vanessa Brantley Newton's cheerful black-and-white illustrations help readers visualize the characters and inventions.

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