Synopses & Reviews
Packed with information, hilariously but accurately (well...except for the chickens) illustrated, Hannah Holt and Korwin Briggs' A History of Underwear with Professor Chicken is sure to wedge its way into the annals of history-based picture books.
From Paleolithic loincloths to Henry VIII's wives wearing underwear on their heads to Mary Walker, a civil war surgeon who was arrested for wearing men's underwear and clothing to better work on patients, this book surveys the vast and fascinating history of our most private clothing.
Modeled by chickens, we trace the history of underwear from the very first discovery- a paleolithic nomad whose body was found completely preserved in ice. From there, we look across time and culture in this completely accessible, new take on boring old nonfiction picture books.
About the Author
is a children's author with an engineering degree. Her books, The Diamond & The Boy
(Balzer+Bray) and A Father's Love
(Philomel) weave together her love of language and science. She lives in Oregon with her husband, four children, and a very patient cat named Zephyr.
Korwin Briggs is a writer and illustrator who makes comics, infographics, and books about academic stuff like history and science. He's the author of a webcomic called Veritable Hokum, as well as Gods and Heroes: Mythology Around the World; The Invention Hunters Discover How Machines Work; and The Invention Hunters Discover How Electricity Works. Since graduating, he's been working as a professional freelance artist in a couple of different cities (currently New York).