Monday, February 3, 2014
Review: Shoes: Their History in Words and Pictures by Charlotte and David Yue
Review: This is a kid's book about shoes. Therefore, the sentence structure and general vocabulary are simple. Yet, the authors did not shy away from using the proper names for the different kids of shoes, using the correct Latin, Greek, French or Spanish. Well-organized, with drawn pictures of each shoe, this is a fine starting resource for costuming and history reports. The bibliography in the back is excellent and an excellent resource for further study. My qualm is that book would highly benefit from color pictures, in particular of actual historical artifacts from museums. I would also like to read an updated version, as this was published in 1997. Overall, it's an informative read about an interesting subject.
Bookmarks: 6.5 of 10
Date Finished: 2-1-2014