I bought my daughter a hilarious book called Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds and Dan Brown. It is laugh-out-loud funny and perfect for Halloween. Jasper Rabbit is a big boy and goes with his mother to the underwear store to by some underwear. He really wants the creepy pair of underwear instead of the plain white ones. What he gets is more than he bargained for.
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In Creepy Pair of Underwear, Jasper realizes that the creepy underwear glows in the dark. He tries to get rid of them over and over and over. Each way he tries is more hilarious than the last. He finally succeeds- or does he?
There are a lot of things about this books that I love. The previous collaboration between Reynolds and Brown, Creepy Carrots!, is a Caldecott Honor book. Aaron Reynolds is a children’s author who writes quirky and funny books. The idea of scary underpants is itself completely ridiculous and hilarious. However, I think it actually helps children see Jasper learning to deal with something that he is afraid of. He thinks of solutions and problems solves on his own. There is no better way to teach a child, in my opinion, then to do it with fun and humor.
The illustrations by Peter Brown are fantastic a huge draw to this book for me. He is an author and illustrator who wrote (and Illustrated) the amazing book we love Mr. Tiger Goes Wild (see our previous post). The illustrations in this book are hilarious and do a great job of “telling” the story without words. My daughter “read” the entire book before I read it to her and I was so happy to see all the details of the story that she was able to obtain from the pictures alone.
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It has it all and is the perfect way to start off the month!Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds
Published by Simon and Schuster on August 15th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Animals, Rabbits, Humorous Stories, Bedtime & Dreams
From the celebrated team behind Creepy Carrots!, Aaron Reynolds and Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown, comes a hilarious (and just a little creepy) story of a brave rabbit and a very weird pair of underwear.
Jasper Rabbit is NOT a little bunny anymore. He’s not afraid of the dark, and he’s definitely not afraid of something as silly as underwear. But when the lights go out, suddenly his new big rabbit underwear glows in the dark. A ghoulish, greenish glow. If Jasper didn’t know any better he’d say his undies were a little, well, creepy. Jasper’s not scared obviously, he’s just done with creepy underwear. But after trying everything to get rid of them, they keep coming back!