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Dinosaurs love underpants
Dinosaurs love underpants
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New York : Simon & Schuster, [2008]
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1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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Illustrations and rhyming text reveal the Mighty Underpants War as the true reason dinosaurs are extinct.
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E FREEDMAN New or Popular Picture Book
EASY PBK FREE New or Popular Picture Book

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The hilarious follow-up to the award-winning Aliens Love Underpants!

The mystery of dinosaur extinction is solved! Scientists have plenty of theories about why dinosaurs are extinct, but the UK's bestselling author/illustrator team of Claire Freedman and Ben Cort knows the real answer: The dinos were wiped out in an Underpants War! This wacky celebration of underpants is perfect for reading aloud, and the hilarious antics of T. rex and the gang are endlessly entertaining. Featuring fun, vibrant art and short, rhyming text, Dinosaurs Love Underpants is a prehistoric pleasure parents and kids will want to read again and again.

Praise for Dinosaurs Love Underpants:
'Fans of Aliens Wear Underpants will revel in this companion volume's dotty humor and pell-mell action' Publisher's Weekly
'A wild and wonderful rhyme by one of the funniest authors on the planet.' Scholastic Kids Book Club

Reviews 3

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Freedman and Cort offer another homage to underpants. Cartoons in bright colors and patterns pep up the rhymed tale that explains the demise of dinosaurs. According to Freedman, "When T. rex saw man's undies,/He roared with deafening rants./I don't want to eat you up./I want your underpants." All dinosaurs follow the obsessive fad, escalating to a manic dino tug-of-war that wipes out every order, saving mankind. Despite the skimpy plot, preschoolers will giggle as itchy or tight briefs annoy Stegosaurus or Diplodocus, while theft victim cavemen shyly cover up with huge leaves or the few remaining pairs of underwear.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publisher's Weekly Review

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. (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

As long as you can suspend all sense of evolution, literature, and good taste and are of a single-digit age, you'll crack up with hysterics at this theory of dinosaur extinction from the creators of Aliens Love Underpants (2007). According to the story, cavemen began to feel embarrassed in the nude, and so they dreamed up underpants, which the dinos coveted and copied, creating a mass frenzy that escalated into a Mighty Underpants War and the end of the giant beasts. Once again, the rhyming text and illustrations turn this into a comic delight.--Medlar, Andrew Copyright 2009 Booklist