Historic Communities Book - Old-Time Toys

Historic Communities Book - Old-Time Toys

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Old-Time Toys shows young readers the wonders of 19th century playthings using fascinating photographs from leading toy museums around the country. A history of toymakers in North America is featured along with such unusual and familiar toys as:

• zoetropes, an early form of "moving pictures"
• automata, toys with moving parts
• marbles, dolls, kaleidoscopes
• pop-up books
• toys with a religious theme, such as the popular Noah's Ark figurines and ark
• how to make a thaumatrope, a spinning disk that created a design

Reading Level: Gr. 3
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Guided Reading Level: P
Binding: Paperback
Series: Historic Communities
Authors(s): Bobbie Kalman, David Schimpky

No. of Pages: 32
Index and Glossary Included