Pirates Love Underpants

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Grab your peg leg and your parrot—and don’t forget the underpants! This wacky picture book pairs pirates and underwear in an uproarious adventure.

These pirates SO love underpants,
They’re on a special quest
To find the fabled Pants of Gold,
For the Captain’s treasure chest.

This laugh-out-loud Underpants ...

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Grab your peg leg and your parrot—and don’t forget the underpants! This wacky picture book pairs pirates and underwear in an uproarious adventure.

These pirates SO love underpants,
They’re on a special quest
To find the fabled Pants of Gold,
For the Captain’s treasure chest.

This laugh-out-loud Underpants adventure is full of pirates, sharks, and treasure. You’ll be yo-ho-ho-ing with hilarity until the pirates conclude their zany expedition!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Brandon West
Who knew that pirates had such a penchant for underpants? A ragtag group of nameless pirates take to the high seas to track down the highly coveted Pants of Gold, at the charge of their captain. As the pirates trek through a tropical island, they run into a variety of pun-worthy situations, including spelunking through a cave and encountering a rival pirate crew who has already discovered the gold plated underwear. It seems that the story's inclusion of underpants and pirates would be engaging, but the story falls short of this feat. Originally published in England, there are cultural references that may not make sense to young readers. This is a shame since the majority of these references come in the form of underpants puns. The story is very simple and seems to lack imagination. The book follows a simple rhyme scheme that should be accessible to young readers. This title is best for fans of Freedman's "Underpants" series, or pirates fans in general. Reviewer: Brandon West
Kirkus Reviews
There's too little that's loony in this tale of piratical pantaloon-loving thieves, in spite of its cheery premise and art. Wearing their undies on the outside of their trousers, the "pants pirates" and their captain seek to locate the ultimate treasure: an underwear-shaped trophy called "the fabled Pants Of Gold." Their perilous journey takes them to an island where similarly costumed scurvy knaves have already claimed the prize as their own. In a bit of quick thinking, our antiheroes slice through their rivals' elastic bands, effectively curtailing their pursuit, and the booty is all theirs. A bizarre admonishment to young readers to always check the elasticity of their underwear caps off this subpar fare. If the text is tepid and the art equally unimaginative, the book does distinguish itself with its Briticisms. Originally published in England, the numerous unfamiliar terms for underwear (bloomers and knickers, for instance) make for impenetrable puns. Indeed, the most common name for underwear in this story is the uniquely British "pants"--a phrase that is bound to baffle Yank toddlers, for whom the word has a very different meaning. Be sure to keep your visit with this undergarment-obsessed pirate crew nice and brief. (Picture book. 4-8)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—The search is on for the treasured Pants of Gold-gold underpants, that is. The pirates of the Black Bloomer are off to find the fabled undies. They land on a small island, but other pirates have already found the treasure. Never fear, "The captain has a cunning plan./It's clever! It's fantastic!/Grab their fancy underpants and…/CUT through the elastic!" Rhymed stanzas tell this silly story, which will elicit giggles from young listeners and readers. The bright cartoon illustrations-which are filled with funny underwear and a variety of pirates, including one female-make this title a storytime treat. Libraries with pirate fans will want to add this one because children always find underpants funny.—Angela J. Reynolds, Annapolis Valley Regional Library, Bridgetown, NS, Canada
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442485129
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 9/3/2013
  • Series: Underpants Books Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 105,137
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 11.12 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    a big hit!

    this was a big hit with my 5 year old nephew who loves pirates!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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