Here is my second post from my collaboration with Zeteo is Reading:
The last time we were in Boston, my husband and I stopped by the The Curious George Store in Harvard Square. Granted, it helps to have a baby on the way, but the shop is a certified happy place. We got our baby-to-be two books — Curious George Cleans Up and Cars: A Pop-Up Book of Automobiles by Robert Crowther.
Now that my son is sort of paying attention to things, I’ve tried reading him the books, especially Cars. This pop-up book is a work of art, which also means that it is not baby proof. Its lovely moving parts are in constant danger of being torn off and eaten.
Despite these hazards, I managed to read the following fun facts:
- Many consider Frenchman Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot as the inventor of the first successful automobile in 1769. It reached speeds of 4 miles per hour.
- But, the first true car was invented by Karl Benz in 1885. His reached speeds of 10 miles per hour. It is claimed that Mr Benz never learned how to drive.
To read the rest of the fun facts, please click here.
- 50 Quirky Facts About Cars [Infographic] (business2community.com)
- Pop-Up Books Are Popular At This Academic Library (keptup.typepad.com)
- World’s First Automobile: Benz Patent-Motorwagen (thepinupclub.wordpress.com)
- The Bookshop Crawl (Harvard Square) (cobblestonesoup.wordpress.com)