The one that started it all The wildly popular series began with this comics-style story about a bear, a backpack full of underwear, and his pick of the perfect pair--tight, white, and "dy-no-mite " Bear in Underwear has gone on to star in activity, board, and other picture book adventures.Read more...
The one that started it all The wildly popular series began with this comics-style story about a bear, a backpack full of underwear, and his pick of the perfect pair--tight, white, and "dy-no-mite " Bear in Underwear has gone on to star in activity, board, and other picture book adventures.
- ISBN-13: 9781609050160
- ISBN-10: 1609050169
- Publisher: Blue Apple Books
- Publish Date: March 2010
- Page Count: 40
- Reading Level: Ages 6-UP
- Dimensions: 0.5 x 9 x 9.25 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 58.
- Review Date: 2010-03-29
- Reviewer: Staff
In a forest composed of flat geometric shapes, Doodler creates a cast of cartoon animals who talk in speech balloons and sport friendly, if slightly crazed, expressions. Bear, who's pictured on the cover wearing soft fabric tighty-whiteys (a fun, if slightly creepy touch), finds a backpack on his way home after a game of hide-and-seek. His overzealous friends demand he open it, which he does after overcoming his initial nervousness, and discovers that it's full of underwear of every shape and style. At the encouragement of his friends, he tries on several pairs, attempting—à la Goldilocks—to find a perfect fit (one is “too silly,” another “too itchy”). After he finds it, his friends join in the fun, showing off their undies with shouts of “Totally rad!” and “Super cool.” Doodler (The Zoo I Drew) offers candidly silly details on every page—from the panoply of underwear options to the outline of Bear's rear end when he's not wearing any—all but ensuring that despite the fact that there's not much story in this meandering book, kids just might adore it anyway. Ages 4–up. (Apr.)