★ “An inspiring tale of nonconformity.” —Publishers Weekly
★ “As deliciously subversive a picture book as has turned up in some time.” —Booklist
★ “The story of [Bloomer's] famous invention is funny, and wise, and certain to have children smiling.” —Kirkus
“Appealing. A picture book girls are likely to love.” —The New York Times
“Dressed in a well-shaped story, this entertaining lesson in social history will be especially enjoyed as read-aloud fare.” —School Library Journal
You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer!
Scholastic / 2000
If you like clothes and people with the courage to skirt conventions and address injustice, then Amelia Bloomer and her unfitting ideas will charm the pants off you! This rebellious reformer and early women’s rights activist invented bloomers, which liberated women from the dangerous and oppressive clothing of the mid-nineteenth century. Buoyant, witty text conveys a serious subject in a manner that never takes itself too seriously. Beautiful, high-styled illustrations make a fashionable splash.