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Praise for All the Dirt: A History of Getting Clean

“Don’t eat while reading this!”
— Montzalee, Goodreads

“The myth-shattering is well-documented.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“I was amaised how the Japanese toylets wipe your bum.”
— Zavan, age 6 (Okay, he is a grandson.)

“By demonstrating that something as seemingly unassailable as the definition of ‘clean’ has shifted back and forth throughout history and geography, the book encourages kids to look critically at commonly accepted ideas.”
— Quill & Quire

“Every once in a while I had to walk away from it, because there is SO MUCH INFORMATION in it.”
— No greater compliment, from John, age 10 (another grandson)

“With its lively writing and presentation, this informative book makes the history of cleanliness unexpectedly fun.”
— Booklist, 10/01/16

“A factual yet witty take on dirt and cleanliness. Highly recommended for school libraries.”
— School Library Journal, 10/16

“Compulsively readable … Well researched and clearly written …”
— National Reading Campaign, 11/16/16

“… even the most reluctant historians are sure to be delighted …”
—Foreword Reviews, Winter/16

“… a lively, informative exploration …”
— Metroland Media, 10/26/16

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