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When Royals Wore Ruffles

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When Royals Wore Ruffles

A Funny and Fashionable Alphabet!

By Chesley Mclaren; Pamela Jaber; Chesley Mclaren (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade, Hardcover, 9780375851667, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 13, 2009


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.

About the Author
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.

Praise For When Royals Wore Ruffles

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, November 10, 2008:
“Witty as the writing may be, the illustrations are irresistible. Like the best fashion, the lines and colors feel effortlessly right.”