Monday, June 18, 2018


 I love a good story that shares how items are made. Band-Aids are something in this modern age we take advantage of. In fact my toddler will ask for one for any little hurt even the invisible ones. They now come in classic flesh tone but even in neon, waterproof and a variety of characters. They are a staple in every medicine cabinet and first aid kit, but how did they come to be so popular? The book - THE BOO-BOOS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD by Barry Wittenstein shares the history of the band-aid.


Barry Wittenstein has always been involved with writing, from contributing to his high school and college newspapers, to writing and performing poetry on stage in San Francisco, songwriting, sports writing, and now picture books.

He has worked at CBS Records, CBS News, and was a web editor and writer for Major League Baseball. He is now an elementary-school substitute teacher and children's author.

Barry particularly likes nonfiction, and profiling mostly unknown people and events whose stories have never been told in children’s literature. He is the author of Waiting for Pumpsie and The Boo-Boos That Changed the World. He lives in New York City. To learn more, and to download free curriculum materials, visit his website: or on Twitter: @bwittbooks

Listen to the podcast interview!


★”Appealingly designed and illustrated, an engaging, fun story about the inspiration and inventor of that essential staple of home first aid.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A funny and illuminating nonfiction entry that will hold particular appeal for aspiring inventors and future medical professionals.”—School Library Journal

This book is delightful. The story is cute and educational. While the author takes some liberties the basics of the invention and history are included. Learning about the messy long roll of adhesive that had to be hand cut really puts into perspective how easy we have it today. Band-Aids have really changed the world and most definitely prevent a lot of tears. 

One lucky winner will recieve a copy of THE BOO-BOOS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD!

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