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Polar Bear's Underwear

Polar Bear's Underwear

Fall 2015 Picture Books
Ages: 3 - 5 yrs.
Author: Tupera Tupera
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452141992
Hardcover Price: $16.99

Polar Bear can't find his underwear! How embarrassing! Mouse offers to help him find it, but the trouble is that Polar Bear can't even remember what kind he put on this morning! There's nothing to do but look at lots of different friends' underwear to see which pair belongs to Polar Bear. Some of the pairs are quite exciting, with food or stripes or flowers on them. But none of them are quite right for Polar Bear. How can he find his missing underwear?

This charming picture book features cut-out pages that show each piece of underwear, before lifting to reveal the animal wearing its undergarment. Children will giggle as they guess which animal should appropriately be wearing underwear that says "I heart Mouse," or that has carrots printed on it. The distinctively blocky and colorful illustrations are appealing and humorous. The story is likely to appeal more to the younger end of the target age range than to the older; nevertheless, underwear is fun for all ages, and this picture book will entertain many young readers and grownups.

Naomi Lesley   ©2015 Parents' Choice
Naomi Lesley taught middle and high school English for six years. She is currently in a doctoral program at the George Washington University, focusing on American young adult literature.

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