Polar Bear is sad. He’s lost his underwear and doesn’t know what pair he was wearing today. Luckily Mouse comes along to help him find them. They set off to find Polar Bear’s underwear and see all sorts of underwear along the way. They see underwear with stripes on them and underwear with treats all over them, itty-bitty underwear and frilly underwear. None of these pairs are Polar Bear’s but they do belong to other animals. Will Polar Bear find his underwear?
Polar Bear’s Underwear is a giggle-inducing picture book full of surprises. The team behind this book, Tatsuya Kameyama and Atsuko Nakagawa, tell a simple story with sparse, clever illustrations and their combination works really well. The delight of this book is in the design, with the cut-out pages helping to provide some suspense. The illustrations give little clues about who the underwear might belong to. Who might a pair of underwear with carrots all over it belong to?
Children will love turning the pages to see what type of underwear is next and whose it might be. The children I have shared the book with have laughed every time the underwear and its owner have been revealed. If you haven’t laughed by the time you get to the last few pages you certainly will when you find out where Polar Bear’s underwear actually are.
Grab a copy of Polar Bear’s Underwear and share it with the children in your life.