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. 😉
Theme/Topic- Lost underwear Matching / finding things
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 –
To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!