The Day We Danced in Underpantsby Sarah Wilson
An invitation to picnic with the King of France sends a young boy, his papa, two big dogs, and three wild aunts dancing their way across the French countryside. When the time comes to dine with the royals, Papa's energetic dance moves catch up with him and his worn pants burst at the seams. The stage is set for a wild party that finds even the stuffiest nobles getting down in their unmentionables.
Sarah Wilson's uproarious text makes for a boisterous read-aloud, but it's Catherine Stock's hilarious portrayals of cavorting courtiers and gallant guests that will have kids begging for more of this raucous summertime romp.
PreS-Gr 1- An invite to picnic with the King and Queen of France brings a man, his son, two big dogs, and three wild aunts skipping and dancing along to the palace on a blisteringly hot day. Once there and about to be seated for a meal, poor Papa has a wardrobe malfunction-his pants rip with a healthy "BRRRRRRPT!!," leaving him with his underwear exposed. The court dandies burst into laughter, but the day and Papa are saved when the King declares that everyone must strip down to undies to dance. Stock's airy, riotous watercolors are a perfect match for this silly rhyming tale. Her dancers leap and cavort across the color-filled pages, and the pantaloons, bloomers, and unmentionables allow the dancers a welcome coolness. This lesson in kindness and grace in ameliorating an embarrassing situation is one that grown-ups will appreciate, while the joie de vivre of the characters, rhyme, and art will have children-who are always game for an underwear adventure-dancing to the rhythm.-Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha Public Library, WI
- Random House Children's Books
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- File size:
- 6 MB
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
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"This lesson in kindness and grace changes an embarassing situation into an adventure."
Meet the Author
CATHERINE STOCK is based in New York but does much of her painting in her cottage in France.
SARAH WILSON is the author of many beloved books for children. She lives in Danville, California.
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The story is cute and rhythmic. The pictures are very small. Book not adapted properly to tablet size. No read to me function. Expected more as the book cost ten bucks.