This lively text consists of ten chapters on various aspects of underwear, including the social and historical ramifications of different undergarments and their development for warmth, support, protection, cleanliness, and status. Regan Dunnick's clever illustrations and Kathy Shaskan's accessible text is giggle-worthy, page-turning, and well-researched. From boxers to bustles to briefs, from history to humour, from support to society, the story of underwear is the story of humanity itself.
Kathy Shaskan is a writer whose daughter, Noel, inspired this book. When she was little, Noel loved to hear funny facts about serious school subjects. Watching her daughter giggle her way through a book on gross science, Kathy decided to write a laugh-out-loud book on history. Regan Dunnick is an internationally known illustrator whose work has appeared in exhibitions and in children s books.