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How Underwear Got Under There: A Brief Historyby Kathy Shaskan
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I see London, I see France...heres a book about underpants!
Did you know that warriors at the time of Genghis Khan invented arrow-resistant silk underwear? Or that the recommended age to begin wearing a corset in the late 1800s was four years old? Or that King Tut had a particular fondness for underwear? He was buried with 145 pairs!
This lively text consists of ten chapters on various aspects of underwear, including the social and historical ramifications of different undergarments and their development for warmth, support, protection, cleanliness, and status. Regan Dunnicks clever illustrations and Kathy Shaskan's accessible text is giggle-worthy, page-turning, and well-researched. From boxers to bustles to briefs, from history to humor, from support to society, the story of underwear is the story of humanity itself.
Most highly recommended.”—Childrens Literature
Certain to keep young readers in, so to speak, stitches.”—Kirkus Reviews
Filled with facts, fascinating anecdotes, and hilarious illustrations, this lively survey examines the science, fashion, and social ramifications of various undergarments. Full color.
I see London, I see France . . . her‛s a book about UNDERPANTS!
Do you fully appreciate your undies? King Tut sure liked his. He was buried with 145 pairs! Discover the role of underwear in historyhow it has shaped us, and how we have shaped itin this delightful examination of undergarments. Chockablock with facts, fascinating anecdotes, and hilarious illustrations, this lively survey examines the science, fashion, and social ramifications of various undergarments. From boxers to bustles to briefs, from history to humor to the very nature of humanity, the story of underwear has something for everyone.
About the Author
Kathy Shaskan lives in Morristown, New Jersey. This is her first book for children.
Regan Dunnick teaches art at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida.
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