Does a Ten-Gallon Hat Really Hold Ten Gallons?

And Other Questions about Fashion

From the Series Is That a Fact?

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Brides are always all dressed in white. Cowboys were the first people to wear jeans. Wearing a hat indoors can make you go bald. You may have heard these common sayings or beliefs before. But are they really true? Can they be proven through research? Let’s investigate seventeen statements about fashion and find out which ones are right, which ones are wrong, and which ones stump even the experts! Find out whether women really once wore skirts so wide they could barely walk through doors! Discover whether a dog helped invent Velcro! See if you can tell the difference between fact and fiction with Is That a Fact?

Format Your Price
978-0-7613-6265-4
$29.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Category Science
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.3
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF006030
Dewey 746.9'2
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 10
Lexile 800
Guided Reading Level U
ATOS Reading Level 5.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 138704
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Author: Alison Behnke

Born in Rochester, Minnesota, Alison Behnke had the good fortune to live in Rome, Italy, for three years while in grade school. Not only did this move expand her horizons enormously and introduce her to one of the world’s best and most beautiful cities, but it provided her with a wealth of writing material. Even before her Roman holiday, however, Alison knew that she wanted to be an author—a desire which, according to her parents, she first voiced around age six. Good teachers, avid reading, and a children's librarian for a mother all fed the fire. Alison went on to take a degree in English with a focus on Creative Writing, and at present count she has written more than thirty books. Alison lives in Minneapolis, and when she's neither reading nor writing, she spends her time on pursuits including photography, travel, and striving to make the perfect espresso.

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Is That a Fact?

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