Earmuffs for Everyone!: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs

Earmuffs for Everyone How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs As a young boy Chester Greenwood went from having cold ears to becoming a great inventor in this nonfiction picture book from the acclaimed author illustrator of Pop and Daredevil When your ears are

  • Title: Earmuffs for Everyone!: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs
  • Author: Meghan Mccarthy
  • ISBN: 9781481406376
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Hardcover
  • As a young boy, Chester Greenwood went from having cold ears to becoming a great inventor in this nonfiction picture book from the acclaimed author illustrator of Pop and Daredevil.When your ears are cold, you can wear earmuffs, but that wasn t true for Chester Greenwood back in 1873 Earmuffs didn t exist yet But during yet another long and cold Maine winter, Chester deAs a young boy, Chester Greenwood went from having cold ears to becoming a great inventor in this nonfiction picture book from the acclaimed author illustrator of Pop and Daredevil.When your ears are cold, you can wear earmuffs, but that wasn t true for Chester Greenwood back in 1873 Earmuffs didn t exist yet But during yet another long and cold Maine winter, Chester decided to do something about his freezing ears, and he designed the first pair of ear protectors a.k.a earmuffs out of wire, beaver fur, and cloth He received a patent for his design by the time he was nineteen, and within a decade the Chester Greenwood Company factory was producing and shipping Champion Ear Protectors worldwide But that was just the beginning of Chester s career as a successful businessman and prolific inventor In this fun and fact filled picture book you can find out all about his other clever creations The Smithsonian has declared Chester Greenwood one of America s most outstanding inventors And if you re ever in Maine on December 21, be sure to don a pair of earmuffs and celebrate Chester Greenwood day

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    1. Meghan Mccarthy

      Children s book author of many wonderful fiction and nonfiction books for young readers, including the below following Meghan s books have won the IRA CBC Children s Choice, ALA Notable, Kirkus Reviews Reviewer s Choice, Booklist Best Books, NYPL 100 Best Books, SLJ Best Books, and so on Blah blah blah, what Meghan really wants to do is drive really fast and jump in really long grass until she gets grass stains She d prefer to remain child like because children don t have to pay bills The Wall Street Journal described Meghan s art as goofy yet somehow dignified Meghan is much the same way By the age of 40 she plans to wear a boa at all times and on all occasions.

    167 thoughts on “Earmuffs for Everyone!: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs”

    1. Children’s authors find the most unusual and interesting things to write about! Who knew the story of earmuffs? I’d never heard of Chester Greenwood until I read this book. If all the inventors of earmuffs before Chester didn’t have a way to keep them snug on your head, then as far as I’m concerned, Chester is the true inventor. To think they celebrate him with his own day in Maine! I also liked the way McCarthy included information about the patenting process, which costs a lot more tha [...]


    2. While I found the information fascinating and the illustrations engaging, I thought the organization of this book was strange. Jumping from Chester Greenwood's story to the history of inventing and patents, then back to Chester again was confusing. Great book for introducing kids to the subject.


    3. A truly interesting title, more about patents, pop history, and entrepreneurship than earmuffs. Fun facts and goofy illustrations tell an unusual story, with quite a bit more nuance than the usual 'Edison invented the electric light' tale. When it's on point, this book is terrific, and the central story is very well told. Would be a great book to use as a teaching tool about anything from capitalism to revisionist history (or earmuffs!). 3.5 stars and a few concerns. First of all, I'm simply too [...]


    4. Describes, accompanied by cartoonish pictures, how Chester Greenwood improved upon earlier earmuff designs and got lodged in history as the inventor of earmuffs. I found the more explanatory-type pictures confusing and the story rather meandering. (I would have found it helpful to make the framing, suggested in the book's subtitle, more explicit in the text: this is not the story of the invention or even refinement of earmuffs, but of how Greenwood *became known as their inventor*.) (Also, when [...]


    5. Being from Maine, I really wanted to like this book more than I did. It's the story of Chester Greenwood, who is credited as the inventor of the earmuffs. As this book discusses, he wasn't actually the first person to come up with the idea, but he holds the patent, and is responsible for improving the design enough to make them what they are today.It's a good story, I just don't think it's told well for its audience. The age range says 4-8, but my 4-year-old totally lost interest the first time [...]


    6. Chester Greenwood is credited with being the inventor of the earmuffs. The story goes that he was a boy with big ears that were sensitive to cold so he had his grandmother create him a pair of earmuffs from wire and cloth. However, the author also shows that earmuffs were actually invented before Greenwood was even born. He did however get a patent himself at age 19 for ear-mufflers. Chester had a great business sense too, one that he honed even as a boy. He also invented other things besides ea [...]


    7. Boo hoo, the first Meghan McCarthy book that didn't work for me. I like the idea of a book about the guy everyone THINKS invented earmuffs, but didn't. Chester Greenwood was the Thomas Edison of earmuffs, improving a design someone else came up with and getting all the credit. Maybe this book would have worked as a dual biography of the dude who DID invent earmuffs (McCarthy seems to have found him) and the guy who improved them, hustled more and promoted them better. Or maybe this could have be [...]


    8. So, upon first glance, this looks like a book about the guy who invented earmuffs. Fun! And it is that. But it's so much more. What makes this book truly special is McCarthy's discussions about the nature of invention and her reflections on why history remembers some and forgets others. The subtitle says it all: Chester Greenwood became known as the inventor of earmuffs, but his actual patent is for "improvement" on ear mufflers. Yet, although Greenwood "only" made useful improvements to inventi [...]


    9. Although I love Meghan McCarthy's Earmuffs for Everyone! story about Chester Greenwood and other inventors responsible for inventing earmuffs and other inventions, it is her message of the meticulous research process she uses in order to write her story so convincingly that will teach readers about the key to effective research. Kids will be surprised when she explains that all the facts about the true inventor of earmuffs are impossible to find. Yet she explains her approach to coming up with h [...]


    10. Charming tale about the "inventor" of earmuffs. Tells an interesting story with cute illustrations, and teaches almost as much about how stories grow with the telling (other earmuff inventors, running to the factory at 4am) as about Chester Greenwood himself.Nice notes at the back about doing research. I was *not* pleased at the blanket statement " is not a reliable source." The facts are a lot more nuanced than that, and such statements are the reason we get kids in the library whose teachers r [...]


    11. Excellent resource to teach kids about researching completely before writing informational/non-fiction. Chester Greenwood is known - and celebrated - as the INVENTOR OF THE EARMUFF. But his is not, not at all. In these 40 pages we learn a little about Chester Greenwood and his life, about the history of earmuffs, about how history became "changed," about inventions and getting a patent for them, and then, by reading the excellent 2-page afterword ("A Note about This Book), how much research went [...]





    12. SummaryEver wonder whose idea it was to wear fur on their ears to keep them warm in the winter? This book is the story of Chester Greenwood the inventor of Earmuffs. Starting at age ten this book walks you through his life and how he invented a way to keep your ears warm in winter!Evaluation This book takes you on a journey of Chester Greenwood's life. The pictures and unique placement of text engage the reader throughout the entire story.Teaching PointI would use this book when introducing inve [...]


    13. This book, written and illustrated by Meghan McCarthy, tells the story of how Chester Greenwood became known as the inventor of earmuffs. I learned that many credited inventors did not actually invent the items they were credited with, but in actuality, merely improve them. This book is treasure trove of information with funny complimentary illustrations. It also included mentions of other inventions, famous improvers, and even women's rights.


    14. This was a cute book about the man who patented an improvement on earmuffs, though he has been called the inventor of earmuffs despite other designs being patented before his. I really enjoyed the information at the end of the book regarding the patent process. The book has cute illustrations that will entertain children while providing information about an inventor whose inventions are still being used today.


    15. I love Meghan Mccarthy's non fiction picture books. They are such unique and interesting tidbits of history that are really fun to read. The illustrations are cute and work well with her stories.


    16. this picture book biography traces the life of the earmuff and the man who is most famous for inventing them. elementary


    17. More of a book about inventing and the patent process (and what a patent is) than really just about earmuffs.


    18. In my way of thinking though, hats, with an assortment of tops and bottoms combined with whatever activity you may be doing, will have you working up an unwanted sweat in no time. The perfect solution is something to cover your ears only. Earmuffs for Everyone!: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs (A Paula Wiseman Book, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, January 6, 2015) written and illustrated by Meghan McCarthy gives us a fascinating look at a man's life a [...]


    19. An adorable and quirky picture book about earmuffs! Well, about how the inventor Chester Greenwood became associated with the invention of earmuffs, when really he just improved them with steel bands. But because he was only 19 when he got that patent (he lived from 1858-1937), and he died last of all of the other inventors of various "earflaps" "ear slippers" and "head-muffs," Greenwood is the one best remembered and associated with earmuffs. Especially so because in the 1970s a man in Maine de [...]


    20. McCarthy, M & McCarthy, M. i. (2015). Earmuffs for everyone!: how Chester Greenwood became known as the inventor of earmuffs. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.Citation by: Ryan FugittType of Reference: biographyCall Number: Ref 92Content/Scope: A picture book discussing Chester Greenwood and his invention of the earmuffs. This book contains both pictures and a storyline. Accuracy/Authority/Bias: This book falls under the most highly recommended category on the database Children [...]


    21. Bought this on Chester Greenwood Day - after the parade. Kenny raved about it, and so I decided to be a good loyal bookstore customer It's another in a long line of nonfiction kids' books I've bought/read this year - and I love that there are so many out there.This one is not really at the top of my list, for favorites. But, I did love its local connection, hearing the story we all hear bits and pieces of, all the time, and getting to dig more deeply into it. Also - loved seeing how the author e [...]


    22. Summary: This is a children's story about Chester Greenwood who with a patent became the inventor of the Earmuffs. This children's book takes the reader along for a ride as they learn about Chester Greenwood's early years and all the other well known inventions we still use today. Chester Greenwood is celebrated in Maine every year in the month of December. Review: This children's book is great for children to learn about history in a "kid friendly" way. The illustrations show the reader how the [...]


    23. Meghan McCarthy's Earmuffs for Everyone seems an apt book to share on this snowy Monday. Chester Greenwood is known as the inventor of earmuffs. While he did receive a patent for his earmuff innovation in 1877 at the age of nineteen, there were many other patented ear coverings like the "ear, cheek and chin muff" patented in 1858 or "ear slippers" from May of 1877. What is special about Chester Greenwood is that he was able to run his factory until 1937 and ship his earmuffs far and wide. He was [...]


    24. This was a great book and showed why Chester Greenwood is known as the inventor of earmuffs even though he only improved them.


    25. Cute non-fiction book about the supposed inventor of earmuffs. I like the illustrations and it's an interesting topic, but I found that the story jumped around too much. It's roughly chronological, but with all these randoms asides it's easy to lose the string of the plot. The back matter is great, with the author explaining in fairly kid-friendly terms about how she had to do a lot of research through primary sources to discover exactly what Greenwood invented. She explains how is a good start [...]


    26. Somewhat too conversational in tone for a NF book. The organization could be better. Lots of asides, like tossing in the details about how his wife was a suffragette and perhaps that's why he employed lots of woman at his factory. What? I love suffragettes and equal employment for women, but it's shoved in the end and instead of presenting the fact that he employment women, we're given a maybe, but who knows? Good choice if you need a readaloud on patents or inventors.Perhaps the issue is that M [...]


    27. This is a wonderful hybrid book that combines a bit about Chester Greenwood (earmuff improver), the process of inventing something and getting credit for it, and the work of researching to determine the truth behind a legend, especially one that's being presented as a fact. While McCarthy does go off on what may seem to be tangents (women's suffrage, for example), I like how this demonstrates the interconnectedness of history. McCarthy tells the tale of her search for the true inventor of earmuf [...]


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