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Author Slater, Lee, 1969- author.
Title Play-Doh pioneer : Joseph McVicker / Lee Slater.
Pub Info Minneapolis, Minnesota : Checkerboard Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing, [2016]
book jacket
 Vineyard Haven Children's  J 688.7 SLA     AVAILABLE
Descript 32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Toy trailblazers
Toy trailblazers.
Audience 770L Lexile
Note Accelerated Reader MG 4.7 0.5 0.5 179690
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Born into the business -- A curious child -- Growing pains -- Life goes on -- A family legend -- A big idea -- Bright name, bright future -- Product placement -- The play-doh recipe -- Separate ways -- The shape of success.
Summary "In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the pioneer of Play-Doh, Joseph McVicker. Follow the story from McVicker's childhood, his education at Brown University, joining his father's company Kutol Products, and his reinvention of the company's Kutol Wall Cleaner as Play-Doh. Learn how Play-Doh is made, who came up with the name, the role of Captain Kangaroo in Play-Doh's success, and about other Play-Doh products. McVicker's family, retirement, and pursuits in examining life's big questions are covered." -- Publisher's website.
Subject McVicker, Joseph, 1930-1991 -- Juvenile literature.
McVicker, Joseph, 1930-1991.
Play-Doh (Toy) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Toy industry -- Juvenile literature.
Inventors -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Businesspeople -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Play-Doh (Toy) -- History.
Toy industry.
Inventors -- Biography.
Businesspeople -- Biography.
Genre Biography.
ISBN 9781624039782
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