Dinosaurs Love Underpants
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Dinosaurs Love Underpants

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by Claire Freedman, Ben Cort
     
 

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The mystery of dinosaur extinction is solved! Scientists have plenty of theories about why dinosaurs are extinct, but the UK’s bestselling authorillustrator team of Claire Freedman and Ben Cort knows the real answer: The dinos were wiped out in an Underpants War! This wacky celebration of underpants is perfect for reading aloud, and the hilarious antics

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The mystery of dinosaur extinction is solved! Scientists have plenty of theories about why dinosaurs are extinct, but the UK’s bestselling authorillustrator team of Claire Freedman and Ben Cort knows the real answer: The dinos were wiped out in an Underpants War! This wacky celebration of underpants is perfect for reading aloud, and the hilarious antics of T. rex and the gang are endlessly entertaining. Featuring fun, vibrant art and short, rhyming text, Dinosaurs Love Underpants is a prehistoric pleasure parents and kids will want to read again and again.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
04/27/2015
Fans of Aliens Wear Underpants will revel in this companion volume's dotty humor and pell-mell action. The tongue-in-cheek story purports to solve the mystery of why dinosaurs disappeared, and the slapstick illustrations are filled with details to tickle a dino-sized funny bone. Cort pictures a circle of bearded cavemen (including one holding a well-placed fig leaf) watching underwear being invented by one of their companions, who wears leopard-print briefs. The primary colored dinosaurs quickly become underwear obsessed, and sport underwear decorated with flowers, swirls, and wooly mammoth fur, which causes all manner of problems (including fighting over who gets to wear what). The rhythmical pattern of Freedman's text sometimes breaks down, and her rhymes are occasionally slant ("itchy" rhymes with "pinchy"). But the overstated humor of the illustrations is infectious as, in the end, the dinosaur "fighting got so crazy,/ All the dinos were wiped out!" Closing illustrations feature a modern boy putting on dinosaur-decorated briefs while the narrator cautions to treat undies "with great care./ Don't forget briefs saved Mankind./ They're not just underwear!" Ages 4-7. (Dec.)
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"Fans of Aliens Love Underpants will revel in this companion volume's dotty humor and pell-mell action."—Publishers Weekly

"Perfect for reading aloud, this rollicking tale of prehistoric misadventure will have children four and older giggling with glee."—BookLoons

School Library Journal
PreS—Freedman and Cort offer another homage to underpants. Cartoons in bright colors and patterns pep up the rhymed tale that explains the demise of dinosaurs. According to Freedman, "When T. rex saw man's undies,/He roared with deafening rants./I don't want to eat you up./I want your underpants." All dinosaurs follow the obsessive fad, escalating to a manic dino tug-of-war that wipes out every order, saving mankind. Despite the skimpy plot, preschoolers will giggle as itchy or tight briefs annoy Stegosaurus or Diplodocus, while theft victim cavemen shyly cover up with huge leaves or the few remaining pairs of underwear.—Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA
Kirkus Reviews
The author and illustrator of Aliens Love Underpants (2007) go to the well again, describing in stumbling verse and colorful but unexceptional art how the dinos wiped themselves out squabbling over their prehistoric panties. Seeing cavemen modeling newly invented fur boxer shorts, the envious dinosaurs steal the concept, but they discover certain design flaws: "The pants from Woolly Mammoth coats / Made Stegosaurus itchy. / Diplodocus was really mad. / His briefs were way too pinchy!" Irritation quickly escalates into fury, and the ensuing autogenocide both leaves the cavemen (there are no women in evidence) relieved and leads to a closing "Don't forget briefs saved Mankind. / They're not just underwear!" Children may find Cort's cartoon pictures of big, grumpy-looking dinosaurs sporting undies loud with polka-dots and other patterns briefly (so to speak) amusing. (Picture book. 6-8)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416989387
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
12/29/2009
Series:
Underpants Books Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
60,906
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Claire Freedman is the author of several picture books, including Pirates Love Underpants!; Dinosaurs Love Underpants!; Aliens Love Underpants!; Snuggle Up, Sleepy Ones; One Magical Day; A Magical Christmas; and Dilly Duckling. She lives in Essex, England.

Ben Cort is the illustrator of several children’s books, including Aliens Love Underpants and Octopus’s Garden, which have been published in eighteen languages in twenty countries worldwide. Ben lives in Bedfordshire, England.

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