Big Wig: A Little History of Hair
History has never been hairier.
Did you know that kings AND queens wore fake beards in Ancient Egypt? Or that hair was used in medicine at the height of the Incan Empire? Or that Queen Elizabeth I had more than 80 wigs in various shades of red? Kathleen Krull and Peter Malone start at the dawn of history and bring us up to contemporary times, using incredible bits and bobs of hair fact and lore to show us just how much things have changed (and how they haven't!).
This is a perfect way to introduce young readers to the idea of a longitudinal study. And it's also an irreverant and playful look at what funny fashion victims we humans have always been!
Deserves a permanent spot on every bookshelf. (Get it?)
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - schendo - LibraryThing
The complexities of human hair are very deeply dissected in this book on hair. It shows an informal timeline, each page progressing a bit more through time. It includes a brief extension in the end ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DayehSensei - LibraryThing
This hilarious book is packed with information about the history of hair. It's organized as a chronological timeline that is easy for young readers to understand. This book could easily be read in ... Read full review