A talking watch. An overcoat for two people. A pair of training pants for poodles. In his companion to “Weird & Wacky Inventions,” Jim Murphy shows kids some additional baffling and utterly silly inventions in the form of a guessing game that is both challenging and fun. What is a finger-supporting device used for? Did the talking watch ever become available for sale in stores? What on earth is a beard grinder?
Now for the first time in paperback, with full-color illustrations throughout, “Baffling & Bizarre Inventions” offers a glimpse into the life of inventorsboth good and bad Whether it s a device for shaping the upper lip or a life preserver for horses, this parade of unusual inventions is a real treat for trivia lovers, budding artists, and any kid who has an interest in science and inventions.