Innovation Nation

Innovation Nation by David Johnston and Tom Jenkins

Successful innovation is always inspired by at least one of three forces — insight, necessity and simple luck. Innovation Nation moves through history to explore what circumstances, incidents, coincidences and collaborations motivated each great Canadian idea, and what twist of fate then brought that idea into public acceptance.
From the marvels of aboriginal inventions such as the canoe, igloo and lifejacket to the latest pioneering advances in medicine, education, science, engineering and the arts, Canadians have improvised and worked together to make the world a better place. With striking, vibrant illustrations throughout, Innovation Nation is a gorgeous companion to the adult edition that will surprise, enlighten and entertain young readers, and will be a valuable resource for teachers and librarians. (From Penguin Random House webpage)
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by Nate GT on Red Cedar Book Awards

I really liked this book because there were some surprising things that i didn't know were invented by Canadians i would have given this book a five but I wanted to know some more things that were invented by Canadians.

by nate gtes on Red Cedar Book Awards

There was a lot of cool inventions but I wish there was a bit more info.

by Sydney on Red Cedar Book Awards

I only found one one of the story's interesting

by Simone on Red Cedar Book Awards

Great illustrations, lots of information and I loved learning about my country.
Some debate whether or not the light bulb was actually invented in Canada. Very excited that peanut butter was invented in Canada!! Yay!

by jade on Red Cedar Book Awards

I really liked this book and it was so cool how you can learn about who made what. There are some really cool inventions in there. Some inventions make life easier.

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