Every inventor has to start somewhere, and one of the greatest innovators in our history was no exception. Ben Franklin developed his first invention while doing what he loved best: swimming! Ben Franklin's Big Splash is the story of Franklin's first invention, his journey through the scientific method, and the surprising successes that result when one is willing to make mistakes. Barb Rosenstock”s rhythmic, whimsical style is the perfect complement to S. D. Schindler”s pen and ink and watercolor illustrations. Together they recreate history in an engaging and unique way. Both author and illustrator worked closely with Franklin experts, and the book includes Franklin quotes, an extensive author”s note, a timeline, and a bibliography.