No! Cleopatra‘s lipstick wasn’t just made of beetles. It was made of crushed ants, too! These pests were not a part of the paints of Leonardo DaVinci’s palette, or his personal hygiene, or his diet because he was a vegetarian who used hunks of stale bread in lieu of plates! Do you ever wonder what the sailors of Christopher Columbus’ crew ate while sailing the ocean blue in 1492? Their one hot meal a day was typically bread, rice, and salted beef or fish. Scurvy was inevitable!
These facts and many more fill the pages of Tilbury House Publisher‘s latest nonfiction #kidlit book: Pass The Pandowdy, Please. Names your kids will innately recognize, like George Washington, Napoleon, Gandhi, Neil Armstrong, and Dr. Martin Luther King will tie their reign in history to the foods of the era and place. Some of them will make your stomach growl (roast chicken and pasta with parmesan cheese) while others will make it turn (bite-size bacon squares coated with gelatin).
More about this book from its #Maine-based author/illustrator: