Dinosaurs Love Underpants (Underpants Books Series)
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Dinosaurs Love Underpants (Underpants Books Series)

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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

Overview

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.)
From the Publisher
"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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416989387
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
12/29/2009
Series:
Underpants Books Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
48,470
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 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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Dinosaurs Love Underpants 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
MandyBrad More than 1 year ago
Love this book!!! Keeps both kids and adults laughing hysterically!!
booklover45 More than 1 year ago
My 5 year old loves this book so much he shared it with his class. His kindergarten class has a "share your favorite book month" and his book has become a favorite laugh out loud book with all of his friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My little one absolutely loves this book and insist that I read it over and over again. It has become her favorite bedtime book. Very glad I purchased it.
GigiGD More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my 5 year old grandson and he loved it. It's a very fun and imaginative book and made him laugh.
dpickels More than 1 year ago
This may be a great book, but after paying for it I can't even load it on my Nook Color because it says it is not supported.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book does not currently work on the Nook Color due to content problems that the author/publisher needs to fix. It has been reported to them by Customer Servie, but will not play until the issue is resolved by them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a 2 yr old and 3 yr old boys and they LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. They love that it is so silly and it has jokes they can understand.
book4children More than 1 year ago
I loved loved loved this book! I purchased it through the Scholastic book catalog at my daughter's school. My children love the silly story and laugh at the humorous pictures. Dinosaurs Love Underpants is a feast for both the eyes and the ears. Bright and colorful illustrations are bountiful in this quick, smartly rhyming story. Children and adults alike will be charmed by the unlikely demise of the dinos. This book will provide endless entertainment for you and your child. Full of fun and goofy antics, I couldn't help but fall in love with the tale of how underpants saved mankind!
Connie-joe More than 1 year ago
This Nook Read to Me book does not work on Nook Tablets despite the claim. Nook customer service has been notified and needs to correct their web site advertisement.
doxygirly More than 1 year ago
my 2 year old has the attention span of.. well, a 2 year old and he LOVES this book! we read it all the way through and in fact a second time in a row! and he even wanted me to read it again!
kcarey More than 1 year ago
I couldn't tell you if this book was good or not, as it would not load onto my nook tablet. had to contact customer service multiple times to get it to even load onto my nook, and then when it did finally load, it wouldn't open, and instead just showed an error message. seriously!! customer service says that it's an issue with my tablet only, but as i have read multiple reviews saying it will not load on the nook tablet or nook color, i find that hard to believe. I am especially irritated because customer service originally refused to refund my money for the book. there is no way i am paying for something i can't access. i have loved my nook other than this issue-- hope i don't have many more, as i am less than impressed with how issues are handled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a really cute story, however the read to me option is not working on my IPad. Other books work fine. I have contacted Barnes and Noble and have been waiting more than a week for a reply.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book when i was little i loved it!!!
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Funny
oma-opa More than 1 year ago
We didn't actually receive this book and were told it was no longer available. Such a disappointment as it sounded like a story our young grandchildren would really love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book on sale thinking my kids would love it. However, when I tried to read it, it said content not supported. I contacted B&N support and they said it was an issue with the publisher and they were working on it. However, I've not seen anything updated to make note of the known problem on the website to warn users of potential problem before purchasing. Buy at your own risk!!!
TJ7706 More than 1 year ago
Had to contact support to get to load. They were great, but had to reset my Nook color to do it. Cute book. My 2 yr. old enjoys it.
Mae33 More than 1 year ago
I was not able to get this on my nook reader as I didn't have a color nook. But I was able to receive my refund with no problem. I wish they would of told me it wasn't available.