Perfect Picture Book Friday! Polar Bear’s Underwear by tupera tupera

3 Apr

Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it is a really funny story and the title hooked me. 😉

polarbearPolar Bear’s Underwear
By tupera tupera
pages – ages 5+
Published by Chronicle Books on

Theme/Topic- Lost underwear Matching / finding things

Genre- Fiction

Opening and Synopsis- Opening – “Poor Polar Bear! He can’t find his underwear!

Synopsis – From Goodreads: “Polar Bear has lost his underwear! Where could it be? There’s only one thing to do: Remove the book’s underwear-shaped bellyband to find the missing pair! Is that Polar Bear’s underwear? No, it’s Zebra’s—see the colorful stripes? What about that itty-bitty pair? No, those belong to Butterfly! And so the search continues, with every page revealing an animal in eye-popping undies.

Why I liked this book- This is a funny picture book that shows animals walking around in their underwear. Polar Bear has lost his underwear, and can’t remember what it looks like, so he and his friend mouse (wearing red undies) set out to find it! They find lots of underwear, but they all belong to different animals! Seeing what the animals are doing, and the little bit of text about it (for example: Pig’s underwear – “Nom nom nom. It’s Pig’s underwear!” (pig is eating)), will have young kids cracking up! The illustrations are slightly wacky, and will make kids laugh! This book team really makes it work! This is a marvelous picture book!

Activities and Resources- 

Chronicle Books has a free activity kit to go along with this book! Click HERE to get it.

You can design another animal’s underwear, based on how they look, what they [can] eat, etc.! What would it look like?

Here is my example –


Click to Enlarge!


To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!




30 Responses to “Perfect Picture Book Friday! Polar Bear’s Underwear by tupera tupera”

  1. Joanna April 3, 2015 at 9:27 am #

    My sort of fun picture book, Erik, but I know I would wear it down, by pulling off all that underwear!


  2. Patricia Tilton April 3, 2015 at 10:32 am #

    This is a great entertaining book. Wasn’t sure whether the message was to get young children interested in wearing undies, or it just an absurd and funny book. I’m sure it’s hilarious.


    • ThisKidReviewsBooks April 4, 2015 at 10:26 am #

      I don’t think there is really a message, unless if necessary. It’s just a really really funny book! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. julie rowan zoch April 3, 2015 at 12:50 pm #

    Oh! Oh! Oh! So funny AND this is giving me a brilliant idea for a PB! Thanks, Erik!


  4. The Picture Book Review April 3, 2015 at 1:39 pm #

    Awesome! This is a book for us! Animals + Underwear = Win! Lovely! I look forward to reading it. It’ll be a hit here.


  5. Joanne Sher April 3, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

    Oh, does this EVER look fun! And the title gave ME a giggle (actually, more of a guffaw) too. Thanks, Erik!


  6. jama April 3, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

    Such a fun book!


  7. Keila Dawson April 3, 2015 at 3:42 pm #

    Underwear books are very popular! Thanks for suggesting another one to read.


  8. Genevieve Petrillo April 3, 2015 at 4:00 pm #

    What’s better than a poodle in polka-dotted undies? Nuthin’. That’s what! Awesome!

    Love and licks,


  9. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews April 3, 2015 at 6:04 pm #

    Dang it! A point for you. I love your poodle. You are a pretty good doodler. I agree this book is a hoot (just not soon enough, it seems). 🙂


    • ThisKidReviewsBooks April 4, 2015 at 1:31 pm #

      Thank you! I am a horrible doodler (I can’t draw a thing with perspective! Even a road! Which would be drawn like this: / \ (just narrower)!) 🙂


  10. Sue Heavenrich April 3, 2015 at 6:17 pm #

    A book just to be silly? (because… “underwear”!) or an underhanded attempt to turn youngsters into fashion designers? I can just hear the jokes now:
    “Look! I just saw a polar bear under there!”
    “Under where?”
    “Ha-ha! made you say underwear!”


  11. heylookawriterfellow April 3, 2015 at 9:57 pm #

    Polar Bear strikes me as a polkadot boxers kind a guy.


  12. Creatopath April 4, 2015 at 10:52 pm #

    I haven’t seen this book before. Sounds very funny. My girls would love it.


  13. writersideup April 5, 2015 at 1:22 am #

    There’s something about underpants in picture books (and chapter books) that I just find amusing. Is it just me? lol


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