St. George and Small, the Caldecott Medal-winning team who created So You Want to Be President?, are back with another spirited and witty look at history, this time focusing on the inventors and inventions who have given us lightbulbs, automobiles, and all the other things that keep the world humming. See how some inventors inspired other inventors, and find out what risks some had to take to succeed. So You Want to Be an Inventor? features some of the world's best-known inventors — Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Eli Whitney — as well as lesser-known geniuses like Georges de Mestral (inventor of Velcro), Wilhelm Roentgen (inventor of X rays), and Hedy Lamarr (inventor of a system that became the basis for satellite communication; who knew?). Whether you're a dreamer or a loner, a copycat or a daredevil, this book might just inspire readers to invent something that could change the world!