Whoosh! : Lonnie Johnson's super-soaking stream of inventions by Barton, Chris (#1170GU9)


Whoosh! : Lonnie Johnson's super-soaking stream of inventions

by Barton, Chris; illustrated by Tate, Don
Paperback Charlesbridge, 2019


From the Publisher
A cool idea with a big splash

You know the Super Soaker. It's one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy.

A love for rockets, robots, inventions, and a mind for creativity began early in Lonnie Johnson's life. Growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters, persistence and a passion for problem solving became the cornerstone for a career as an engineer and his work with NASA. But it is his invention of the Super Soaker water gun that has made his most memorable splash with kids and adults.

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 05/01/16
  • Horn Book Guide, 10/01/16
  • Horn Book Magazine, 07/01/16
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 03/15/16
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 04/25/16
  • School Library Journal, 05/01/16
  • Science Books & Films (AAAS), 10/01/16
Product Details
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge
  • Publication Date: May 7, 2019
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Dewey: 609.2
  • Classifications: Biography, Nonfiction
  • Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Tracings: Tate, Don, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 1-58089-298-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58089-298-8
  • Follett Number: 1170GU9
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 4.7
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.7
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 181421EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 5.4
  • Reading Counts Points: 2
  • Lexile: 820L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: Q