|Big Wig: A Little History of Hair by Kathleen Krull|
History is one hair-raising subject. And there's no more
hair-brained historian than Kathleen Krull to tease out the funniest highlights
from the dawn of time to the present day.
Meet centuries of women with hair issues in these pages,
from the first blonde cave woman to the bearded queens
of Egypt. From the ladies of the court of Queen Marie Antoinette
(whose hairstyles involved the weaving in of items such as a
birdcage with live birds, or a wooden ship), to the 1960's
girl groups like the Supremes with their elevated beehives.
From the ill-fated locks of Joan of Arc to the infamous
unibrow of Frida Kahlo.
And in case you thought men didn't have their own hair stuff to
deal with:Did you know that the philosopher Aristotle rubbed goat
pee on his head to cure his baldness? Or that Hippocrates preferred
a mixture of wine, olive oil, horseradish, and pigeon poop? (Julius
Caesar had his own method too, but Cleopatra taught him a new one;
read on to find out what!)
It's gross, it's fashion, it's outrageous, it's history, it's...hair!
|Fabulous! : A Portrait of Andy Warhol by Bonnie Christensen|
You might recognize Andy Warhol's famous paintings of
Campbell's Soup cans and Coke bottles. But do you know
about the artist who created these images?
Andy Warhol was often sick as a child, yet found comfort
in reading comic books and most especially in drawing.
Starting with his early days in Pittsburgh in the 1930s and progressing
to the height of his glory in the 1060s when he blurred the line
between commercial art and fine art, this book chronicles
an artist's remarkable path to becoming a renowned Pop Art icon.
|Star of the Sea by Janet Halfmann|
With the ocean her home, an ochre sea star hunts for her
morning meal. She folds over her rays and grips the rocky
shore with sticky feet as she feasts on shellfish. When
she takes too long, the tide flows back without her, and Sea Star
becomes easy prey for a seagull. But she is built to survive and
returns to the sea, although with one less ray.
Through inspiring words and stunning pictures, the
fascinating world of a small but mighty sea creature in brought to light.
Should you eat nachos at the opera? What about
wearing your birthday suit to a birthday party? And
just where do you put that napkin? These etiquette questions have
been puzzling kids for ages. Now, fourteen hilarious and well-loved
illustrators show you all the answers and many, many more, right inside this book!