A History of Underwear with Professor Chicken (Hardcover)
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.
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).
*Listed on 2022 Great Books for Kids List from Evanston Public Library!*
*"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