Dinosaurs were all wiped out,
A long way back in history.
No one knows quite how or why,
Now this book solves the mystery...
Laugh your pants off as T. Rex and the gang wrestle for their very own pair of prehistoric pants in a mighty Pants War.
The hilarious follow-up to Aliens Love Underpants, Richard and Judy's Children's Books Winner.
CLAIRE FREEDMAN is the highly successful author of several picture books including Aliens Love Underpants and Oliver and Patch.
BEN CORT is the extremely popular illustrator of several children's books, which have been published in 18 languages in 20 countries worldwide. Ben lives in Bedfordshire.
"The humour is spot-on for young children." Daily Mail
"A winning combination of two great toddler obsessions-dinosaurs and pants - this has guaranteed entertainment value." Junior Magazine
"Daft and absurdly amusing book."Prima Baby & Pregnancy
"A new dinosaur-extinction theory - pants war." Culture (ST Supplement)
"Told in rhyme with lively, expressive pictures, it encourages new readers and is great to read aloud" Primary Times
Praise for the Underpants series
"The catchy bouncy rhymes perfectly complement the colourful wacky pictures of Martians in outsized Y-fronts." Georgia Coleridge, Daily Mail
"You'll laugh your pants off!" Parents News
"A feast of colour and humour" Red House Children's Book Award 2008
"This fantastic rhyming story [...] is simply pantstastic!" Galaxy British Book Awards 2008
Fans of Aliens Wear Underpants will revel in this companion volume's dotty humor and pell-mell action. The tongue-in-cheek story purports to solve the mystery of why dinosaurs disappeared, and the slapstick illustrations are filled with details to tickle a dino-sized funny bone. Cort pictures a circle of bearded cavemen (including one holding a well-placed fig leaf) watching underwear being invented by one of their companions, who wears leopard-print briefs. The primary colored dinosaurs quickly become underwear obsessed, and sport underwear decorated with flowers, swirls, and wooly mammoth fur, which causes all manner of problems (including fighting over who gets to wear what). The rhythmical pattern of Freedman's text sometimes breaks down, and her rhymes are occasionally slant ("itchy" rhymes with "pinchy"). But the overstated humor of the illustrations is infectious as, in the end, the dinosaur "fighting got so crazy,/ All the dinos were wiped out!" Closing illustrations feature a modern boy putting on dinosaur-decorated briefs while the narrator cautions to treat undies "with great care./ Don't forget briefs saved Mankind./ They're not just underwear!" Ages 4-7.
THIS IS A FUNNY, RHYMING BOOK
My four year old found this hilarious. She loved the absurdity- that, according to this book, the dinos became extinct because of Man’s undies. We will be getting more books from this author. Looked good on our iPad mini- I could read it without my glasses just, lol- and in case you’re wondering, thie text is too small for an iPod- we tried. :)