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The fascinating story of fashion – from cavemen’s coats to the catwalk couture of the modern age. Beautifully illustrated and full of fabulous fashion detail, bringing the costumes alive through every fold, sequin and pearl. Developed in conjunction with reading experts from the University of Surrey. Part of Young Reading Series 2 for readers growing in confidence.

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Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746069561
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130
Nilesh Mistry

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Katie Daynes

Katie Daynes has written oodles of books for Usborne, from lifting the flaps on germs and poo, through things to spot in the sea and at school, to the life stories of Nelson Mandela and Marie Antoinette. She wrote My First Chess Book after being taught by her son, Joe Birks, who became the British Under 9 Chess Champion in 2017. She now lives in Yorkshire with her architect husband, two inquisitive children and a hamster called Toffee. When she’s not writing books, Katie likes walking on the blustery moors, meeting friends for coffee and playing competitive board games.

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It's unusual for my daughter to engage with a factual book but she was really taken with this. Lately she's been taking an interest in aspects of social history, and this tied in nicely with that. Fabulously and vividly illustrated, and presented in such a way as to refrain from becoming too "dry". Wonderful.
“A beautiful fashion tale”
It's a very engaging, beautifully illustrated and a well written book.
“A Flawless Book”
This is a wonderfully insightful book with excellent visuals and accurate descriptions. It was enjoyable to read and every page was ingeniously designed. The information flowed and all was in flawless order. It's hard to come with anything bad about this book.

Resources for this book

  • Usborne Reading Programme
    Find out more about the Usborne Reading Programme, download a chart of the seven levels and watch an interview with reading consultant Alison Kelly.