Ben Franklin's Big Splash: The Mostly True Story of His First Invention

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Barb Rosenstock

Narrated By: Susie Berneis

Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC

Date: January 2015

Duration: 0 hours 8 minutes


Ben Franklin loved to swim and, at the age of eleven, he was determined to swim like a fish - fins and all! This fascinating and lively account of young Ben's earliest invention follows the budding scientist's journey as he tests and retests his swim fins. That first big splash led Ben to even more innovations and inventions.

Starred Review. "...The alliterative, sibilant text is a rollicking read to share aloud with young students... The watercolor and ink artwork conveys joy and motion, with young Ben splashing into the water, gleefully trying out his fins... This is a fun introduction to one of the nation's founding fathers and a solid addition to collections needing a different perspective on this American icon." - School Library Journal