Book Review: Calling All Minds by Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

JULI HOFFMAN

I finished Calling All Minds: How To Think and Create Like an Inventor by Temple Grandin, Ph.D. earlier this week. It’s a relatively new book, as it just came out in May of 2018. It’s marketed towards kids, but I enjoyed it. It teaches children the history of patents and inventions and encourages them to create their own inventions. There are ideas and instructions for creating a variety of projects such as kites, a kaleidoscope, or an Ames room. I think this book would make a great gift for an elementary school classroom or perhaps a child 12 and under. A child could find some interesting ideas they could use for science fair projects in this book.

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As much as I enjoyed Calling All Minds, I was also interested in learning more about its author. You see, Dr. Grandin a leading authority on the humane treatment of livestock…

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