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WARNING! Not suitable for children under 36 months because of small parts. Choking Hazard.

A fascinating look at the distinctive “make do and mend” fashions that developed out of necessity during the Second World War. Published in association with Imperial War Museums. Children can use the stickers to dress characters including an air raid warden, a land girl and French citizens living under German occupation. Each page includes informative notes, photographs and sketches explaining the clothes and adding historical context. With over 170 stickers of clothes to wear during an air raid, on duty or to attend a 1940s wedding. Includes internet links to recommended websites to find out more about life in the Second World War.

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Key Stage
ISBN: 9781409572145
Extent: 24 pages + 5 pages stickers
Dimensions: 305 x 238mm
Elena Selivanova

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Rosie Hore

Rosie studied Politics and International Relations at university and then went on to write books for Usborne. She now works at the Royal Academy of Arts, editing books about art (which often end up being about politics too).

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“Has all the engrossing sticking fun of previous issues – but with a historical twist.”


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