Pants

Pants

by Giles Andreae, Nick Sharratt
     
 

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A rollicking, young, funny homage to underwear, Pants is a celebration of all things undergarment. Filled with hairy pants and scary pants, bunny pants and no pants, animals and people cavort across the brightly colored pages showing off their underwear. This is a great book for toddlers– or anyone–looking for a silly, upbeat
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A rollicking, young, funny homage to underwear, Pants is a celebration of all things undergarment. Filled with hairy pants and scary pants, bunny pants and no pants, animals and people cavort across the brightly colored pages showing off their underwear. This is a great book for toddlers– or anyone–looking for a silly, upbeat
picture book. Nick Sharratt’s increasingly recognizable artwork is nicely showcased
in this generously sized package.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
To the likely delight of small children everywhere, Andreae (Giraffes Can't Dance) moves beyond "I See London, I See France" for a bouncy rhyme about underpants. From "giant frilly pig pants" to "cheeky little monkey pants," with many wacky (and perhaps familiar) styles in between, the snappy collection of garments will elicit plenty of giggles. Sharratt (Do Knights Take Naps?) reinforces the sense of fun with a series of gleeful, boldly outlined images in an electric palette. Elephants, zebras and kids alike sport snazzy knickers throughout. In addition to their lightness and humor, both text and art provide ample opportunity for kids to practice concepts like color, size and shape identification, and counting. This exuberant paper-over-board book may even be a help to parents and caregivers who are introducing the potty-training concept to their diaper-wearing charges. Ages 3-6. (Aug.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-In this picture-book celebration of underpants, a bouncy text describes a variety of loony lingerie. Sharratt's bold cartoon graphics provide the ideal visual interpretation of the subject matter, and the zany images are sure to provoke giggles. The pictures definitely outshine the text; while catchy, some of the rhymes are awkward and forced. For "Small pants, big pants/Giant frilly pig pants," a little boy on the back of a kangaroo-they're both wearing red-and-white polka-dot underwear-is followed by the waist-down image of a humongous hog in ribboned, lacy undies. "Groovy pants,/funky pants" are modeled by a dancing alligator and moose wearing bright sunglasses and psychedelic briefs. Overall, this is silly, nonsensical fun, and it's likely to fly off the shelf. Todd Parr's Underwear Do's and Don'ts (Little, Brown, 2000) also provides a silly look at the subject.-Heide Piehler, Shorewood Public Library, WI Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385610391
Publisher:
Gardners Books
Publication date:
01/19/2006
Edition description:
BOARD

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