Learn all about opposites with Baby Rube Goldberg in this innovative accordion-fold board book
This inventive board book combines the hilarious hijinks of the Rube Goldberg brand with a unique and exciting format to explore the key concept of opposites in a whole new way. On one side of the accordion-fold pages, discover 12 pairs of opposites—from hot and cold to young and old and shallow and deep to awake and asleep. Turn the book over to discover Baby Rube Goldberg’s ingenious and out-of-the-box invention that includes all 12 sets of opposites and demonstrates a “simple” way to dunk a cookie in milk! Written by Jennifer George, Rube Goldberg’s granddaughter and the legacy director of Rube Goldberg, Inc., and featuring the brilliant illustrations of Vin Vogel, Baby Rube’s Opposites is chockful of silly surprises for the youngest aspiring inventors.
About the Author
Jennifer George, Rube’s granddaughter and the chief creative officer of the Rube Goldberg Institute (RGI), has led this effort since 2007 and oversees all aspects of her grandfather’s estate. Jennifer has conceived and developed a new generation of cultural events and educational projects, often linking the fields of art, science, and technology through free resources, activities, contests, and curriculum guides available at rubegoldberg.org. She is the author of Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Humdrum School Day, Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Definitely Different Day Off, Rube Goldberg and His Amazing Machines, and The Art of Rube Goldberg. She lives in New York City. Vin Vogel is a Brazilian author-illustrator and the creator of A Home for Leo and the Yeti series. He has illustrated over 50 books, including the latest Too Much Slime! by Frances Gilbert; Naughty NinjaTakes a Bath by Todd Tarpley; and Maddi’s Fridge by Lois Brandt, which won a number of awards and has been translated into five languages. After living in New York City, he is back in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro, where he lives with two cats and a dog. They are surrounded by many plants, piles of picture books, and some single fin surfboards.