Synopses & Reviews
In this Hilarious, oh-so-fascinating trip through fashion history, a little girl goes back in time and meets a cast of characters wearing the latest trends. In B, we see Bustles, in H theres sky-high hats (and hair!) and, in S, well, you wont believe the shoes. And when the girl finishes her sylish trip—with Y for You and Your own Zany style—she puts on a fashion show for the people shes met.
From fashionistas Chesley McLaren and Pamela Jaber comes an informative look at outrageous styles and how they came to be. With tidbits, anecdotes, and laugh-out-loud styles, this is the perfect picture book for fashion lovers everywhere.
"McLaren (Zat Cat!) and debut author Jaber cover the fashion waterfront, enlightening readers on both history (the 1910s hobbled skirt is said to be inspired by Katharine Wright, who roped up her voluminous skirt for a ride in the plane built by brothers Wilbur and Orville) and the less tangible aspects of glamour (A is for 'attitude' 'all through history, stylish ladies and fashionable men never left home without it'). The commentary is smart and accessible: aspiring Simon Doonans and Nina Garcias will see that bubbly prose need not sound bubbleheaded. Witty as the writing may be, the illustrations are irresistible. Like the best fashion, the lines and colors feel effortlessly right. Genuine intelligence is at work here, too: McLaren understands that the desire to look fabulous can push human beings to extremes and she loves us all the more for it. Ages 5 9." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
In this hilarious, oh-so-fascinating, A-to-Z trip through fashion history, a little girl goes back in time and meets a cast of characters wearing the latest trends. From fashionistas McLaren and Jaber comes an informative look at outrageous styles and how they came to be. Full color.
About the Author
Chesley McLaren is the author-illustrator of Zat Cat! A Haute Couture Tail
, and is the illustrator of Meg Cabots Princess Lessons
and Shana Coreys You Forgot Your Skirt
, Amelia Bloomer
. She lives in New York City.
Pamela Jaber lives in New York City. This is her first childrens book.