A Super Sticky Mistake

The Story of How Harry Coover Accidentally Invented Super Glue!

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

An inspiring true story about Harry Coover, a wonderful inventor who accidentally discovered super-glue!

“This sticky mess. This ooey goo. It’s like a glue but much stronger. . . maybe it’s not just sticky stuff.”

Learn about Harry Coover, a prolific inventor, as he discovers super glue! When Harry was trying to develop a new kind of plastic, he accidentally created a super sticky substance. He then realized that his invention has multiple uses and sets off testing the new product. Discover the variety of ways super glue is used today and its impact on the world!

A must-have book for any budding inventor, A Super Sticky Mistake shows that even mistakes have value. Throughout Alison Donald expertly weaves facts into the story to keep readers engaged. This book is a useful teaching tool for young children with an interest in STEM and history.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category STEM, STEM: Technology
Copyright 2020
Publisher Maverick Arts Publishing Ltd
Imprint Maverick Arts
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2020-09-01
Text Type Informational Fiction
BISACS JUV036020, JUV004020, JUV016150
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 9.5 x 9.5
Lexile 590
Features Original artwork

Author: Alison Donald

Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Alison Donald now lives in the UK with her husband and three children. She is a writer and works as a pediatric occupational therapist, helping children with special needs reach their potential.

Illustrator: Rea Zhai

Rea Zhai is a freelance children's illustrator. She attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California, where she earned a master's degree in illustration. She loves drawing for children since observing the world through a child's eyes always fills her with fun, peace, and joy. She lives in Beijing, China, with her husband, baby girl, and their cats and dogs.