30 April 2015
Polar Bear's underwear
Prepare to be shocked... The new book from Chronicle Books, POLAR BEAR'S underwear by team tupera tupera requires you to pull his underwear off to get into the book. The red pair, that is. Literally, the underwear goes all the way around the book. Okay, says I as I do so.
Polar Bear has lost his underwear and mouse is determined to help out...
"Look at this colorful striped underwear! Is this your pair, Polar Bear?"
"No, this is not my underwear."
Whose underwear is it?
At first the artwork and theme seem reminiscent of Jon Klassen's I WANT MY HAT BACK, but don't let that fool you. This book is its own thing. Each page has a die-cut cut out, revealing a pattern from the next page. So you see stripes before you learn...
It's Zebra's underwear! And it's his favorite pair, too.
And mouse is worried about what appear to be frills before you discover...
Wiggle, wiggle. It's Squid's underwear. And he has ten legs!
And mouse is humbled, then scared when he discovers...
Oh no! It's Cat's underwear! RUN!
And the great kicker at the end is...
No, I can't do it to you. Just trust me, the end will have you laughing out loud. This book is HILARIOUS!!!