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Ick! Yuck! Eew!: Our Gross American History

Ick! Yuck! Eew!: Our Gross American History

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Ick! Yuck! Eew!: Our Gross American History

ratings:
4/5 (12 ratings)
Length:
50 pages
32 minutes
Released:
Jan 1, 2017
ISBN:
9781512457612
Format:
Book

Description

Kids study US history, but do they know what life long ago was really like? The past was full of yuckiness. The sounds, smells, filth, bugs, rats, poor hygiene, lack of dental and medical care, and bad food are not portrayed at today's historic sites, in movies, or in most books about US history. Yet this kind of stuff appeals greatly to kids. The purpose of this book is to de-sanitize the past, present it as it actually was, and help kids come to an understanding of how people put up with it—or didn't even notice.
Released:
Jan 1, 2017
ISBN:
9781512457612
Format:
Book

About the author

Lois Miner Huey is an archaeologist for the state of New York. She has written nonfiction articles and books for kids, many of which focus on archaeology. She lives near Albany, New York.


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  • (4/5)
    This was the ultimate gross out book, but ever more so because I have OCD which mainly manifests itself in numerous showers and clean clothes daily.

    I was so grossed out reading how dirty, smelly and filthy people were in the 1700s. Bad breath from not brushing their teeth and having their teeth fall out and become rotten, no underwear, very very infrequent baths, outer garments never washed, and chamberpots kept under the bed at nite had their contents dumped right out of the window !!!! Poop everywhere from people, animals - all over the roads. No refrigeration meant eating parasite filled meats and other foods. Smallpox, lice, flies and bedbugs everywhere.

    Ugh !!!!!!!!!!
  • (5/5)
    A great way to make the American Revolution come alive---teach them about smallpox, head lice and bedbugs. Great illustrations with lots of text boxes make this painless history to read.