One Big Pair of Underwear

BEACH LANE BOOKS

Written by Laura Gehl

What's one thing that two bears, three yaks, four goats, and six cats have in common? They hate to share, especially underwear! But look out - here comes a pack of twenty pigs ready to prove that sharing makes everything twice as fun! This seriously silly counting book is full of hilarious pictures and an irresistible rhythm that combines the concepts of counting and sharing. So pull up your tidy whities and get ready for a book that everyone can count on.

". . . youngsters will be rolling in the aisles . . . A joy to read aloud with its well-paced rhythms . . . Placed on crisp white backgrounds, the digitally colored pencil illustrations are full of charm and humor. With a unique method of introducing subtraction, this wholly engaging title will be requested over and over again."

BOOKLIST, STARRED REVIEW

"It's a cunning concept that enlivens the standard counting book with a soup├žon of subtraction and a touch of tongue-twisting in the tightly packed rhymes, and it brings some welcome comedy to the venerable but often unexciting topic of sharing. The bounce of the verse will keep the interest even of youngsters not ready for the math, and kids who've progressed beyond basic counting books will be intrigued by the challenge and delighted by the comedy."

THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS, STARRED REVIEW

"Take one counting book, mix it with a comical tale of underwear-sharing, add some tongue-twisting rhymes, and soon there will be uncontrollable laughter. The goofy situations are made even goofier through Lichtenheld's familiar and fabulous . . . illustrations. The final exuberant parade, and the quietly amusing endpapers, ensure that this will be a popular book for storyhours and independent reading alike. Who knew sharing could be so much fun?"

THE HORN BOOK

"A silly romp of a counting book with a lesson in sharing to boot. Lichtenheld's illustrations more than hold their own against the text's goofy details. A picture book to count on for delightful shared reading."

KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Gehl's tongue-twisting rhymes bounce along winningly, and Lichtenheld gamely pictures the silly activities. This amusing tale of sharing eschews the preachy and relies on nonsense to get readers giggling."

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Gehl's sunny, rhyming text never misses a beat, and Lichtenheld's sprightly, silly pencil-and-digital-color illustrations are a perfect match."

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL


ACCOLADES

  • 2016-17 South Carolina Picture Book Award nominee
  • International Literacy Association 2015 Children's Book Awards/Primary Fiction/Honor Award
  • CCBC Charlotte Zolotow Award, Highly Commended Title 2015
  • Booklist Books for Youth Editors' Choice 2014
  • Mathical: Books for Kids from Tots to Teens 2014 Winner

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