If Rube’s inventions are any indication, “normal” means something very different in the Goldberg household. For Rube, up is down, in is out, and the simplest path to accomplishing an everyday task—like brushing his teeth or getting dressed—is a humorously complicated one. Follow Rube as he sets out on a typical school day, overcomplicating each and every step from the time he wakes up in the morning until the time he goes to bed at night.
This book features fourteen inventions, each depicting an interactive sequence whose purpose is to help Rube accomplish mundane daily tasks: a simple way to get ready for school, to make breakfast, to do his homework, and so much more.
About the Author
Jennifer George, Rube Goldberg’s granddaughter, was raised and lives in New York City. She is the legacy director of Rube Goldberg, Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)-3, focused on STEM/STEAM education as taught through the legacy and artwork of its namesake. She is the author of Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Humdrum School Day and The Art of Rube Goldberg. Ed Steckley is an award-winning print and advertising illustrator. He grew up in Racine, Wisconsin, and currently lives in Queens, New York. He is on the board of directors of the National Cartoonist Society and is president of its New York City chapter.
Ed Steckley is an award-winning illustrator whose clients include MAD magazine and innumerable advertising agencies worldwide. He lives in Queens, New York.