Synopses & Reviews
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
“I could see even high school students reading this volume with glee and enjoying the huge amount of information wedged into it…. Most highly recommended.”—Childrens Literature
I see London, I see France . . . heres 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.
Filled with facts, fascinating anecdotes, and hilarious illustrations, this lively survey examines the science, fashion, and social ramifications of various undergarments. Full color.
About the Author
Kathy Shaskan is a writer whose daughter, Noel, inspired this book. When she was little, Noel loved to hear funny facts about serious school subjects. Watching her daughter giggle her way through a book on gross science, Kathy decided to write a laugh-out-loud book on history.
Regan Dunnick is an internationally known illustrator whose work has appeared in exhibitions and in childrens books.