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"I laughed my butt off! Not only is this book funny, but Christine Van Zandt delivers a veritable wedgie-whirlwind of utterly fascinating underwear info!"
A fast-paced, low word count book for ages 4-8, ideal for reluctant readers
Learn about underwear from the first fossilized pair until today
Facts from all seven continents
Learn how to make a fundoshi--the Japanese loincloth worn by samurai
Once the giggles end, talk about it:
- In the book, name three different ways underwear was used.
(Hint: spiky plants, green parrot/plain woodhen skins, and Gandhi.)
- How have underpants changed over the years?
- How have underpants remained the same?
- What roles did inventions play?
- Have our reasons for wearing underwear changed?
- Are today's underpants better for us? Are they better for our planet?
- How can we study history if it keeps changing?
Why does a pirate wear underpants? Click on the trailer to find out!
The Reveal Wheel spins to display four different styles of undies.
My #ChatWithThePBLady interview was "brief," fun, and now the world knows my "must-have" hamburger topping! Interview by Jennifer Pease.
Undies for Everyone Service Project & Author Visit. Because underwear is an overlooked item donated to kids, this service project between the nonprofit Undies for Everyone, West University Elementary in Houston, and Christine Van Zandt hopes to boost awareness and generate donations for kids in need. For $10, West U families can buy a signed copy of Christine's book, A BRIEF HISTORY OF UNDERPANTS, and $5 will be donated to Undies for Everyone. Anyone can donate undies. More info at https://www.westupto.org/undies.
“The Picture Book Buzz – April Interviews with STEAM Team Book Members,” interview by Maria Marshall
Podcast for Quarto Kids Cast via Anchor by Spotify
“The Backstory: A BRIEF HISTORY OF UNDERPANTS,” interview by Andrew Hacket
“Meet the Author: Christine Van Zandt” interview by Quarto Kids, Quarto Knows
“Birth Stories for Books: A BRIEF HISTORY OF UNDERPANTS, by Christine Van Zandt” interview by Dawn Babb Prochovnic
“Storystorm 2021 Day 12: Christine Van Zandt Reveals What’s Behind her Underpants Book” behind-the-scenes info for Tara Lazar’s annual picture book idea brainstorming event
“It’s Time for an UNcover Reveal!” cover-reveal interview by Ronna Mandel on Good Reads with Ronna
"How We Snagged Our Book Deals: Pitch Events" interview by S.K. Wenger on Twenty-One for the Books
"21 for the Books Talks Debut Year Goals" interview by Amanda Smith on 24 Carrot Writing
"12 Months of Books Challenge: Bring Books to Kids All Year Long" blog feature by children's book author Tamara Girardi
Interactive and fun, catered to your classroom or event
Socially distanced story times, book signings, and more
Want a word search for your class? Just ask!