CHARLOTTE FOLTZ JONES was an author of award-winning nonfiction
books for children, as well as numerous magazine articles.
JOHN O'BRIEN is a frequent contributor to the New Yorker magazine and has illustrated many popular children's books.
"Jones gathers together in a splendid book that is as informative as it is entertaining. Jones has great fun with facts, dredging up plenty in a lively, anecdotal account that recollects the oddball origins of a variety of foods, clothing, toys, and devices....A gem of a book."--Booklist, starred review.