Find out how these fun, stackable blocks became the most popular toys in the world.
The LEGO toy company was founded in 1934 by a Danish carpenter who loved making wooden pull toys. From its humble beginnings, the company has lived up to its name--which comes from the Danish phrase meaning to always "play well"--encouraging children to use their imagination and build whatever they can dream up.
In this book, author Jim O'Connor describes how a simple concept--small plastic bricks that snap together--morphed into a cultural phenomenon.---from the publisher
112 pages 978-0593092941 Ages 8-12
Keywords: toys, history, imagination, playing, invention, building, culture, Europe, 20th century, narrative nonfiction, part of a series, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old