"Experience the drama of scientific discovery! Alexander Graham Bell was determined to be the first to invent a transmitter that would carry a spoken message. With the help of Thomas Watson, Bell is about to transform we all communicate.The race is on, because Elisha Gray and other inventors are submitting patents, too"--DK Reads The First Telephone is part of DK's three-level reading scheme helping kids learn how to read at home - and learn to love reading. This book is perfect for children "Reading Alone" who are proficient readers and developing the habit of reading widely for both pleasure and information. DK Reads are leveled into stages to help every child progress their reading skills and become a confident reader. DK Reads feature engaging and highly illustrated topics which appeal to kids. The story is supported with interactive themed pages and questions to encourage children to access information from a range of sources and develop comprehension and reading skills.