Abigail Packard


Dependable, Primary, Meghan McCarthy, Earmuffs, Inventions, Patents, Chester Greenwood, Maine, Picture Book

Document Type

Book Review


Earmuffs for Everyone! is the fun story of how Chester Greenwood “invented” earmuffs. You see, he technically wasn’t the first person to invent covers for people’s ears. But he was the one to improve earmuffs so that they stayed snugly on people’s heads. McCarthy has filtered through the folklore surrounding Greenwood to bring us the chronology of the invention of the earmuff, Greenwood’s eventual patent of the earmuff we know now, and Greenwood’s journey into Maine folklore and even into Maine’s holiday calendar.