A story becomes a tutorial.
Gerald Allen Wunsch must have children of his own. Otherwise, how would he have known to include "learn more about..." sections at the end of the book?
The story's heroines, Ginger and Irene have adventures that move beyond the banal title and into history. This isn't the most plot-driven story I've encountered, but it does make for a pleasant stroll.
As I read, I pictured a scenario:
A teacher prompts a new student to read aloud after a few well-spaced paragraphs, takes time to explore the generous annotations on various topics, and can opt for further study when the story ends.