FICTION

Underwear!

Disney. Apr. 2019. 40p. Tr $12.99. ISBN 9781368027939.
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PreS-Gr 1–A small bear finishes his bath and is about to get dressed. His bespectacled papa gets exasperated when his little cub would rather play with his pair of underwear than wear them. First he pretends to not find them, with a play on words,”under where?,” “under there?,” and so forth. The rambunctious little bear then decides underwear makes awesome hair, a superhero mask, and other imaginative play items. When Papa hears playful chaos coming from the bathroom, he storms in. A crouching little bear pounces on him, bare bear bottom and underwear on his head. Eventually, Papa gets the little bear dressed and into bed. Cute, digitally rendered cartoon characters are surrounded by wiggles, splatters, and other textures to convey an abundance of action and energy. Edge-to-edge colored pages with a white, blocky font exemplifies the humorously cartoonish antics. Concise, rhyming wordplay flows easily.
VERDICT Young readers will delight in the small bear’s high spirits and all readers will have their funny bones tickled.

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