Title: Super Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things
Author: Cy Tymony
Suggested Retail: $12.99 USA
Milk can be turned into plastic; with the twist of a screw any FM radio can eavesdrop on aircraft broadcasts; a radio can be made from a penny, you can reveal counterfeit currency, learn how to make alternative energy science projects, make a boomerang with a bookmark, how to turn a TV tray into a 6-foot robot, how boats are made with milk cartons, how POWs made an airplane out of sleeping bags and more. “Things” will never seem the same again.
Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things, a science best-seller, has been featured on CNN HeadlineNews, the Los Angeles Times, and in U.S. News & World Report. It is available at Barnes and Noble; Noble, Borders, Crown, Powells, Hastings, independent book stores and online at Barnes and Noble.com and at Amazon.com
Super Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things is the first of Ty’s eight books in the Sneaky Uses series that I have had the opportunity to view. With the over 30 projects featured in this book Ty has gone into great detail with illustrations in order to guide you through the creation process.
I never knew you could do so many things with paper clips or how you can assemble lemons into a battery! Along with creating new things, there are ways to do sneaky modifications, like a door opener with modifying a wire-controlled toy car and a few other household tools.
I love science, but I would never have been able to come up with all the inventive uses for household items like Ty has. I think this book would appeal to a wide audience with the variety of topics. I have tried to hold onto less surplus household items, but need to keep try and hold on to certain items now with reading this book and wanting to re-create some of Ty’s projects.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review purpose. No other compensation was received. The thoughts and feelings expressed are my own.