Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Benjamin Franklin

A few weeks ago the children had the day off from school and we were looking for something a bit out of the ordinary to do.  We ended up going with another family to the Franklin Institute.  I could hardly believe that we haven't frequented the place because it was amazing!  We seriously loved all the exhibits.

When we got home we read the book, Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Baretta.  I think this is a must read because it highlights, in a interesting and witty way, the extraordinary contributions that Ben Franklin made to society.  The illustrations are bright, cheery and engaging as well.  It's also a great book to use to compare and contrast how much- or how little- things have changed over the years.  Quite frankly (pun intended), I'm astounded at all that this man invented that is still in use today!


  1. What a great experience? I would love to take my kids to exhibits like that! I always love the books you recommend!

  2. Looks like a good place to put on our list of things to do when we are in the area. You certainly have many historical places to experience living in the east.


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