A History of Underwear with Professor Chicken
Author: Hannah Holt; illustrations by Korwin Briggs
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.
Roaring Brook Press
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*Listed on 2022 Great Books for Kids List from Evanston Public Library!*
*An Oregon Spirit Book Award Honor Book!*
*"Do not miss this very fun and informative book, which is an excellent choice for anyone interested in fashion, history, or chickens." School Library Journal, starred review
"Holt writes with a relish for juicy facts and irreverent wordplay." - Publishers Weekly
"Not only is this book amazingly informative and chock-full of facts...but it remains accessible and cheerful. It doesn’t get much better than poultry in a petticoat." - Booklist