The title and cover had me sold! Seriously! I can’t resist undie humor; blame it on the kid in me I suppose. I mean come on, the title is Underwear! and the endpapers are a pair of tighty-whities! It’s bathtime and Bear is getting ready for bed. He emerges from the tub, presumably squeaky clean, but forgets one really important thing – Underwear! Yes, the bear is at first bare but soon dons his skivvies in all manner of fashionably outlandish ways. How will his dad ever get him to bed, this silly little bear with undies on his head? Go ahead, open the pages of Underwear! and find out!
Jenn Harney has illustrated several other books that were penned by other authors. Under! represents her debut as an author-illustrator. Her cover art captured my immediate attention with the perplexed papa and the naughty, bare bear. I saw it at my library and couldn’t leave it there. This will do well in my K-5 library. There are countless underwear books but I would say that if your students enjoyed Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds, then they will probably enjoy this one too.
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