When Royals Wore Ruffles: A Funny and Fashionable Alphabet!

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Schwartz & Wade Books, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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In this Hilarious, oh-so-fascinating trip through fashion history, a little girl goes back in time and meets a cast of characters wearing the latest trends. In B, we see Bustles, in H there’s sky-high hats (and hair!) and, in S, well, you won’t believe the shoes. And when the girl finishes her sylish trip—with Y for You and Your own Zany style—she puts on a fashion show for the people she’s met.

From fashionistas Chesley McLaren and Pamela Jaber comes an informative look at outrageous styles and how they came to be. With tidbits, anecdotes, and laugh-out-loud styles, this is the perfect picture book for fashion lovers everywhere.

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User Review  - EmLu - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book and I think kids, particularly girls though probably some boys too, would really get a kick out of this book. The author included fascinating facts, along with cute illustrations. The facts were so interesting, I almost forgot that this was an alphabet book. Read full review

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User Review  - cyoung23 - LibraryThing

This style of this story is very unusual for an informational book. It was set up as the alphabet, and every letter told about a different fashion trend. An example is, “F is for flappers.” Then the ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Chesley McLaren is the author-illustrator of Zat Cat! A Haute Couture Tail, and is the illustrator of Meg Cabot’s Princess Lessons and Shana Corey’s You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer. She lives in New York City.

Pamela Jaber lives in New York City. This is her first children’s book.

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