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Author Slater, Lee, 1969- author.

Title Play-Doh pioneer : Joseph McVicker / Lee Slater.

Publication Info. Minneapolis, Minnesota : Checkerboard Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 92 McVicker,J SLA    Available
Description 32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Toy trailblazers
Toy trailblazers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Born into the business -- A curious child -- Growing pains -- Life goes on -- A family legend -- A big idea -- Bright name, bright future -- Product placement -- The play-doh recipe -- Separate ways -- The shape of success.
Summary "In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the pioneer of Play-Doh, Joseph McVicker. Follow the story from McVicker's childhood, his education at Brown University, joining his father's company Kutol Products, and his reinvention of the company's Kutol Wall Cleaner as Play-Doh. Learn how Play-Doh is made, who came up with the name, the role of Captain Kangaroo in Play-Doh's success, and about other Play-Doh products. McVicker's family, retirement, and pursuits in examining life's big questions are covered."--Publisher's website.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.7 0.5 179690.
AR 4.7 0.5 pt.
Subject McVicker, Joseph, 1930-1991 -- Juvenile literature.
Play-Doh (Toy) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Toy industry -- Juvenile literature.
Inventors -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Businessmen -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
McVicker, Joseph, 1930-1991.
Play-Doh (Toy) -- History.
Toy industry.
Inventors -- Biography.
Businessmen -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781624039782

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