• Monday , 22 April 2019

Book Review – Bright Sparks: Amazing Discoveries, Inventions and Designs by Women

esme hard at work

Bright Sparks: Amazing Discoveries, Inventions and Designs by Women
Owen O’Doherty
O’Brien Press
2018

Review by Esme Rowley Quinn (aged 7, almost 8)

I loved this book: you could find so much information. The pictures drew me into the different stories about inventions and amazing designs. The writer of the book is an excellent illustrator. I love the way he draws people and the colours and the layout on each page.

I especially liked the history and drawings of Villa E-1027 (by Eileen Gray). I also liked the story of the invention of the pedal bin, by Lillian Gilbreth.

The best thing about this book is that you can open any page and instantly learn something new. Bright Sparks is not a book that you read all in one go, from cover to cover. Often the words were very difficult but the book pushed me.

My sisters and me learned a lot about other brilliant women. We are really surprised and happy about how many cool things women have invented and discovered. Thanks Owen O’Doherty.

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