BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3), EL - ADVISABLE
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
Rube Goldberg always wanted to draw, but his german immigrant father insisted that Rube get a college education, so Rube became an engineer. But after a few years of crawling through mines and drawing pipe systems, Rube moved to New York and got a job with a newspaper as a cartoonist, becoming famous for is drawings of outlandish inventions for doing simple things the hard way.
Sara Aronson's simply told biography is carried beautifully through Robert Neubecker's illustrations. Keeping with Goldberg's style, we see Rubes' life as well as fun examples of his machines. I really love these picture book biographies which are so accessible for a wide audience. Includes a more thorough biography as well as source material. Adding this to my middle school biography collection today.