The Making of Superpin: Wonder & Joy in a Homemade Toy

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Its… a clothespin?

Yup, and this little laundry clip’s on a mission to prove that hand-crafted, wooden toys still have a place in our high-tech world.

Follow Superpin’s adventures as he’s transformed from an everyday, household object into an acrobatic supertoy—a miniature mechanical marvel that will whirl, balance and bounce right into your imagination!
Price: $19.95
22 pages
black & white
hand-bound with sturdy wood spine
Recommended Ages
Related Program
The Steps to Imagine

Playful poetry and detailed diagrams abound in toymaker Rick Hartman’s first children’s book, a rhyming how-to manual on building toys with nothing more than scrounged materials and imagination. An afterward for parents and teachers provides indispensable tips for helping children recreate Superpin’s adventures at home or in the classroom.

Featured in Rick’s Giant Toy Show, The Steps to Imagine: Writing & Science the Toymaker Way

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