From the alarm clock to the toilet, discover the incredible history all around you in this hilarious and fascinating book from historian and podcaster Greg Jenner, and beautifully illustrated by Jenny Taylor
WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT?
Thought history was only in museums? Think again! Join Greg Jenner as he takes you on a trip through the amazing history hidden in the things you use every day. Did you know that the first TV was made out of biscuit tins and knitting needles? Or that the humble paperclip helped lead an anti-war movement? Or that a few hundred years ago it was fashionable to style your hair with cat poo?! Find out the delightful, daft and downright deadly history of your everyday life that your teachers won’t tell you about. Bursting with humorous illustrations and entertaining true stories, this is history – but not as you know it!
“Colourful illustrations and terrible groan-worthy jokes make it perfect to dip into. Thanks to Jenner’s ability to make history digestible, any child reading it will soon be quoting facts to amaze their family and friends. 8/10” ― The Herald, Children’s Book of the Week
“Hilarious and fascinating […] Full of fun, you’ll never know you’re learning cool stuff.” ― WRD Magazine
“Bursting with facts, true stories, and humorous illustrations by Jenny Taylor, it brings history into the here and now.” ― Booktime