SCHOLASTIC BOOK OF FIRSTS tells the fascinating, quirky, and sometimes completely zany stories behind how just about anything and everything got started. Whether it's the first automobile rolling off the assembly line or the first manned mission into outer space, the SCHOLASTIC BOOK OF FIRSTS will include the stories behind more than 500 of those starting points, touching on entertaining trivia and core-curricular topics. Kids will be fascinated with off-beat firsts like: First Sneakers: Keds have been around since 1917! The first modern zipper was created in 1913 by Gideon Sundback! A dog named Laika was the first Earth creature ever sent into space! First Successful Color Film: Flowers and Trees by Walt Disney in 1932!