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The revealing story of underwear

The revealing story of underwear

Young Reading Series 2
The revealing story of underwear

  • A fascinating delve into the history of underwear.
  • From the first medieval pants to rib-cracking corsets and petticoats so wide women had trouble fitting through doors, children can read how historical, social and industrial factors have affected what we wear under our clothes.
  • Includes a glossary of underwear terms.
  • Usborne Young Reading has been developed with reading experts from Roehampton University. Series 2 is for readers growing in confidence.
  • Sturdy hardback and ribbon marker make this incredible value for money.

Hardback with ribbon marker:

£4.99 Out of stock

Extra information

Key Stage: KS2 E; Age 6+

Lexile Measure: 860L

Book Band: 12 - Brown

CEFR Level: C1

Hardback with ribbon marker:
ISBN: 9780746069356
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Illustrator: Nilesh Mistry

Katie Daynes

Katie Daynes has written oodles of books for Usborne, from lifting the flaps on germs and poo, through things to spot in the sea and at school, to the life stories of Nelson Mandela and Marie Antoinette. She wrote My First Chess Book after being taught by her son, Joe Birks, who became the British Under 9 Chess Champion in 2017. She now lives in Yorkshire with her architect husband, two inquisitive children and a hamster called Toffee. When she’s not writing books, Katie likes walking on the blustery moors, meeting friends for coffee and playing competitive board games.

Katie Daynes

Reader reviews

Pretty cool
I liked the book, it was really cool. It was more interesting than I thought - I loved it!

Bell, 14th June 2013


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