50 Underwear Questions: A Bare-All History

50 Underwear Questions: A Bare-All History

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ISBN-13: 9781554513536
Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
Publication date: 07/29/2011
Series: 50 Questions Series
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 6 - 7 Years

About the Author

Tanya Lloyd Kyi is the author of both fiction and non-fiction books for young readers, including The Lowdown on Denim and 50 Burning Questions: A Sizzling History of Fire. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Ross Kinnaird is an illustrator who has worked in London, Sydney, and Hong Kong. He currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

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50 Underwear Questions: A Bare-All History 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ljldml on LibraryThing 5 months ago
50 Underwear Questions by Tanya Lloyd Kylreviewed by Donna Lawrencebookloversparadise.blogspot.com What a fun book! Imagine an entire book about underwear. Yes, underwear. I can't say I've ever really thought much about underwear. I see now that was a mistake. Even the cavemen thought about underwear, if only to protect their more sensative parts. I was amazed to learn about all the different styles of underwear throughout the ages. The illustrations in this book were spectacular. I laughed out loud while reading and looking at the pictures. I particulally enjoyed the small little tidbits listed in the box on the side of each page. I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the history of clothing, and anyone who just wants a good laugh!
ElizaJane on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A very colourful book written on blue pages which have the appearance of fabric. This is a bright bold, attractive book that grabs your attention right away; the artwork is cartoonish and silly, some characters even felt a bit Simpsons-ish too me. The information is highly interesting and unless you read a wide variety of historical fiction through all time eras, you are going to learn something here. The book starts off with Adam & Eve and the proverbial fig leaf and Stone Age Men then goes forward through time reaching modern day boxer briefs and thongs. To really enjoy the history and the humour of the history the reader must be mature enough to not be continuously giggling at the words "breast", "genitals", "private parts" and "family jewels". Otherwise there will be just too much giggling to appreciate the books secret information that we've always wondered but never had anyone to ask before. The pictures are clean, there is no nudity or copious amounts of flesh. The book is family friendly as long as you don't mind seeing people in their underwear and remember, back in the day underwear was more modest than modern day's outerwear! A really fun book that's sure to add not only laughter but real insight into past generations and what they thought of and used underwear for compared to modern society. A great read for anyone interested in "how did they live back then?".
jackiediorio on LibraryThing 5 months ago
"50 Underwear Questions" is a fabulous illustrated book that details the fascinating history of underwear and its place and meaning in societies all around the world. The book, which is meant for ages nine and up, is sure to intrigue any children that delight in silly jokes about the human body, or for anyone doing a research project that's a bit off the beaten path. While the book has facts that will definitely be new to both children and adults, though, some of the content may be troubling to parents. The book mentions the practice of stuffing codpieces, infidelity, g-strings and who wears them, and a variety of other details about human behavior and dress which may not sit well with all. This may make the book slightly controversial, but adventurous teachers and librarians should still delight in recommending it. The length could also be a deterrent to some; while it reads fairly quickly and the pages are filled with as many pictures as text, the book is still a hundred pages long, which could be a bit much for some nine year olds. Despite that and the content, though, children in the eleven and twelve range could be off put by the many illustrations and relatively simple language. This book would have a home with any public libraries or schools which didn't mind possibly stirring up feathers upon its recommendation; an academic library would probably welcome the book for its frank attitude about a fascinating but somewhat ¿private¿ topic.
SDPogue on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Picking up a book about underwear may not sound interesting but I couldn't help but wonder what it was about. This galley was amazing. I never really thought about underwear prior to this book but I realize it has more significance than I ever gave it.50 Underwear Questions follows the history of underwear through 50 questions. I didn't notice the questions much but I appreciated the information. The book was colorfully illustrated with fun pictures. The subject matter might get a little uncomfortable but Tanya Llyod Ki had an easy way of making it delightful.I can't say much about this because it is non-fiction and the format is choppy (in a good way) but I do feel differently about the subject. Who knew that underwear had such an influence on fashion, history, politics.Pick up this book for a good time. Easy for most ages with lots of explanations.
Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
Loincloths, crinolines, and knickerbockers--what are they and what was their purpose? You'll learn these facts and a lot more in this clever book about the undergarments worn since the beginning of mankind. The reasons for a particular style of under-things will amuse and possibly amaze you. Thoughtful consideration went into the styling of this book, with a blue plaid background on most pages being reminiscent of the fabric of boxer shorts, additional information being printed on what appears to be a fabric tag sewn into underwear and labeled "P/P Private Part," and a clothesline-type drawing across the top of most pages with underwear or sleeveless tees hanging from the line. The cartoon-like characters and drawings will cute and appropriate to the intended audience. This book will have high appeal to the 10-14 age group.