Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea

Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea

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Ruby wants first prize at the fifth grade science faira€”and she thinks her quirky, creative, Rube Goldberga€“esque invention is just the way to get it! Rife with a€œdepth and charm, a€ this story is peppered with engaging science facts and insights (Publishers Weekly). Ten-year-old Ruby Goldberg is determined to win her school science fair and beat her nemesis Dominic Robinson. Shea€™s snagged second place for the last two years, and shea€™s set on claiming first prize. The only trouble is that Ruby has no ideas. When her grandfathera€™s beloved basset hound dies, Ruby thinks of the perfect thing that will cheer him up and win her first placea€”an innovative, state-of-the-art, not-to-be-duplicated Ruby Goldberg invention! Before long Ruby is so busy working on her idea that she ignores everything else in her life, including her best friend, Penny. And what started out as simple turns into something much more complicated! Can Ruby get her prioritiesa€”and her projecta€”in order before ita€™s too late?So Ia#39;m just building an RC helicopter instead. ... It just doesna#39;t seem that important , you know? ... Like how the chemistwho invented Post-it noteswas trying to makea superstrong glue, but he messed up the batch and made something cooler .

Title:Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea
Author:Anna Humphrey
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2013-12-31


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