Friday Favorites Book Review

Big Wig: A Little History of Hair, by Kathleen Krull; illustrated by Peter Malone

Did you know that the ancient Greeks thought rubbing goat pee on their heads would cure baldness? Or that in Italy in the 1500s women would put lye in their hair and then sit in the sun all day to turn their hair blond? Or that in India, 4,000 years ago, all children had their hair shaved off before the age of 7? In Big Wig: A Little History of Hair, you will learn all this and so much more, This history of humans and their hair is beautifully illustrated and so much fun to read. From prehistoric Africa to the present (how much do you think the most expensive haircut in the world costs?) Big Wig is a funny and fascinating history of something most of us live with every day.

submitted by Debbie

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