What You Never Knew About Beds, Bedrooms, & Pajamas

What You Never Knew About Beds, Bedrooms, & Pajamas

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You make your bed in the morning. At times in the past, people really made their beds -- and at night they stuffed straw into a sack, making a bed to lie on. Nightclothes were first worn in the 1500s. Before that, people slept in their day clothes, their underwear, or nothing at all. In Ancient Rome, bedrooms were small. A servant guarded the doorway by sleeping across it. Learn these facts and more in this true but funny account as Newbery Honor Patricia Lauber and celebrated illustrator John Manders go under the covers to explore beds, bedrooms, and pajamas since the Stone Age. They'll show you how the world's been sleeping since the dawn of time.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780689852114
Branch Call Number: 392.36
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 x 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Manders, John


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When you make your bed, you pull the sheets and blankets up neatly in the morning—but in the Middle Ages, you would have made your bed at night by stuffing straw into a sack. And you would not have worn pajamas!

Oct 19, 2009

Historical information on beds, bedrooms and night attire. Suitable for elementary ages. Funny.

quagga Sep 23, 2009

A fun look at sleeping customs in a whirlwind trip through the ages, from prehistoric to modern days. Cartoon speech bubbles and colourful illustrations by John Manders add interest for readers in Grades 2 to 5.


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