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The Boy Who Invented the Popsicle: The Cool Science Behind Frank Epperson’s Famous Frozen Treat by Anne Renaud

October 2, 2019



The true story of Frank Epperson’s journey to invent the popsicle is fascinating from being to end.


In the book, The Boy Who Invented the Popsicle: The Cool Science Behind Frank Epperson’s Famous Frozen Treat is an adorable story packed full of history and science.


From the beginning, you will meet Frank as a young boy. Even when he was little, Frank loved experimenting and coming up with new inventions. As his tinkering continues, Frank finds himself playing with lots of different flavors and combinations of fizzy pops.


It is through his inventing one day that Frank decides to take his tasty creations to the next level by allowing them to freeze outside overnight. With this one change, a lightning bolt has struck the world of Frank Epperson.


However, it isn't until he is grown that Frank returns to the sweet invention of his childhood and develops his first versions of the Ep-sicle.


With the support and love of his family, Frank continues to grow and change his version of the Ep-sicle. Eventually, the popularity grows and the Ep-sicle becomes what we all know and love as the popsicle today.


The design of this book is brilliant from beginning to end. I loved the story, the cover, the book jacket, and the illustrations. My favorite part of this book was the fitting experiments that tied in with the plot of the story.


Readers will be able to experiment right alongside Frank as he goes through his journey to develop the popsicle. These science experiments are so fun and kid-friendly. Readers will adore the hands-on opportunity to learn right alongside the book as they read.





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