Sunday, 9 November 2014

Picture Book - Preschool up

NZ Writer and Illustrator
Dawn McMillan, illustrated by Ross Kinnaird
Doctor Grundy’s Undies
Libro International 2014  $19.99pb 32pp
ISBN 978 1 8775 1473 9
Themes: Boxer shorts/ Repetitive stories/ Stories in rhyme
Doctor Grundy has a new pair of underpants (very jazzy with tiger eyes and tiger stripes). He is hanging them on the line having just  (I guess) rinsed them through before their first wearing, when the wind blows (and blows). Off go the undies only to find wherever they try to land someone wants them for themselves. Like all good repetitive stories this is great to read aloud and will be as much fun for the reader as it will be for the enthusiastic listeners (and, of course, they will love the title),
The author and illustrator also collaborated on I need a new bum which has become a New Zealand children’s book bestseller, and has sold over 22,000 copies since it was published  in September 2012.

Preschool up / Age 4 - 6

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