Sunday, September 19, 2010

When Royals Wore Ruffles: a Funny and Fashionable Alphabet by Chelsey McLaren

Bright vintage-feeling illustrations and interesting (often funny)
historical tidbits make this a very entertaining book about fashion through the ages. Only adding to the enjoyment is that it is also an alphabet book, though more for those who already have familiarity with their letters.

Each letter introduces you to a fashion trend, and then there is a snippet putting the trend in historical context and often linking it to notable figures. One example is that a gentleman with coat tails stood too near the fireplace, his tails burnt off and a new fashion was born!

Fans of books like Fancy Nancy or Pinkalicious are certain to appreciate this treasure.

[click here to see if it's available]

by Scott