The Giant Yo-yo Mystery created by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Aldens are poking their noses around again and get introduced to a furniture maker who is trying to make the world’s largest yo-yo in order to receive a world record. They put themselves to work right away. Things start happening though. Wood orders get cancelled. Plans disappear. Information about a previous attempt at the world record for largest yo-yo comes out. Turns out, someone else wanted to make a giant yo-yo and that person used to be friends with this guy. Who in the wide-world of yo-yos is sabotaging this effort to yo the largest yo?
What I liked
I liked that the author was able to create a bunch of drama surrounding a yo-yo.
What I didn’t like
I almost want to say, “Who cares?”
Sure, you can build a giant yo-yo for a world record, but don’t you have better things to do with your time? Would an object that heavy even function like a normal yo-yo? At some point, there’s going to be a trade-off between mass and the ability to yo, at least I imagine there would be. Does a furniture maker understand the physics behind this?
All of this drama seems a bit much for a darn yo-yo.
YOLO, so make a giant yo-yo.
Would you make a giant anything for a world record?
Has an inanimate object ever caused this much drama in your life?