Dominic Wilcox is a British artist and designer and studied at The Royal College of Art, graduating in 2002. His work includes the world’s first GPS shoes, a stained glass driverless sleeper car of the future and tiny sculptures balanced on the hands of watches. He is now on a mission to inspire children to become the inventors of the future with his Little Inventors project.
Katherine Mengardon is an education specialist with over 15 years’ experience in developing content for schools. She has worked on groundbreaking innovative classroom resources for the BBC, Google, Cartoon Network, GSK, BP, NatWest, Morrisons, Pearson and Nesta to name a few. Her aim is to open children’s eyes and mind to a new fun way of learning and give them the tools to prepare for a bright future.
This colourful, attractive write-in book will encourage readers of all ages (even adults) to connect with their inner-inventors and start thinking about gadgets, machines or ideas that could change the world. It makes the point that all inventions rise out of a desire to improve things or help people – a good place to start – and prompts us to look at things around us differently, to be curious and to stifle any critical voices that tell us our ideas are silly or impractical. It’s full of examples of inventions created by children and the whole thing is refreshing, infectious and lots of fun. Let’s face it too, the future of our world relies on the imagination, ingenuity and creativity of the next generation so books like this are really important.