What You Never Knew about Tubs, Toilets & Showers

What You Never Knew about Tubs Toilets Showers In the Middle Ages St Francis of Assisi listed dirtiness as a sign of holinessBut by the mid s clean was in The early Greeks and Romans were among the first to build public baths and toilets One

  • Title: What You Never Knew about Tubs, Toilets & Showers
  • Author: Patricia Lauber
  • ISBN: 9780689824203
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the Middle Ages, St Francis of Assisi listed dirtiness as a sign of holinessBut by the mid 1800s clean was in.The early Greeks and Romans were among the first to build public baths and toilets One of the biggest Roman baths held three thousand people at once and everyone went naked But when those empires fell, so did the standard for cleanliness It would be 1,In the Middle Ages, St Francis of Assisi listed dirtiness as a sign of holinessBut by the mid 1800s clean was in.The early Greeks and Romans were among the first to build public baths and toilets One of the biggest Roman baths held three thousand people at once and everyone went naked But when those empires fell, so did the standard for cleanliness It would be 1,400 years before bathing came back into style.Newbery Honor wining author Patricia Lauber and artist John Manders team up again to tackle the dirty business of getting clean in their latest book, What You Never Knew About Tubs, Toilets, Showers In this hilarious how to of bathing and bathrooms, readers can take a trip through the stalls of history and learn not only how bathrooms came to be, but who used them and why.

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    1. Ever wondered what people did before indoor plumbing? This book has your answers! Tubs, toilets, and showers starts with the Egyptians, and ends with modern habits. I have to admit, the Egyptian pages were my favourite - the little comic of the cat inspecting the human's 'litter-box' was so cute!

    2. This is a very interesting non fiction book about the history of tubs toilets and showers. It tells who built the first ever tubs, toilets and showers and tells why each thing was important. It even goes back as far as the middle ages. I love this book because it is something different to read about. I love the topic of the book and the way the author takes a stance on providing the history that could normally be boring.I don't think I would read this outloud to my class because as a teacher you [...]

    3. Considering the subject, the fact that only the mildest of mild potty humor is included is amazing. This is a nicely written book that is highly informative considering how tiny the book is. It is pretty informative. Who knew that the early Christians considered cleanliness rather sinful? They didn't cover where the popular cliche: "cleanliness is next to godliness" but the saying clearly originated long after the Middle Ages and Renaissance Age!!! This would be a good book to hand a young male [...]

    4. at least this book mentions other cultures outside of the North America and Europe. For example, China, Japan, and India were mentioned so that is something. I found the smelly Renaissance period to be very amusing with the little facts about Elizabeth I bathing twice a month (which was a lot!) and Louis XIV greeting guests on a cloth covered box he used as a fancy toilet. Lots of fun examples like that in this book.

    5. There is a lot of information packed into this small book. Most of the history covers baths and what people thought of them through the ages. There is a nice variety of information from around the globe included. Fun little book!

    6. No original illustrations, all cartoonish redrawings and original drawings. Also, some of the characters from ancient times are speaking a pidgin-ish English. Basically good information, though, and it has a respectable bibliography.

    7. I think kids will love this book! The illustrations are great and the writing is easily read by any level readers. With humour throughout, this book is a great resource for anyone who is interested in "hygene" through the ages. A great read.

    8. Picture book for older gradeschoolers. The history of the bathroom and bathing, throughout the ages, done in a kid-friendly way!

    9. School: Krahn ElementaryReason Cited: OtherAction Taken: Decision PendingNotes: “Inappropriate Illustrations.”“Citizen’s Request for Reconsideration.”

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