|Author: Ruth Freeman Swain|
Illustrator: John O'Brien
The book is about the history of underwear or lack of it and how underwear has changed over time. It really is quite interesting. The book begins with the breechcloth and loincloths. There are references to learning how to weave and how Mahatma Gandhi wore a dhotis, loincloths worn by Indian men.
Of course there has to be some gross information
With women's right came pants! Actually, women wore bloomers, pajama-style pants that they could wear with bathing suits and to ride a bicycle. We have come a long way!
"Can you say it in a whisper? Can you say it out loud? Can you say it without a smile?
'I see London,
I see France,
I see Laura's underpants!'" (p. 29)
A timeline of underwear is included in the back of the book starting with ancient times through the 1960s when disposable diapers became available and even into the future when one day bacteria might be used to eat used underwear!
Check this book out from the library.
Ruth Freeman Swain's Website