A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Reinforces the necessity of wearing underwear.
Everyone wears underwear; underwear can be colorful and fun.
Positive Role Models
Mouse is a good friend who patiently agrees to help Polar Bear find his underwear.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Polar Bear's Underwear is a spirited picture book about a bear who's lost his underwear. As he encounters a variety of animals, each with its unique bottoms, he learns that everyone wears underwear and has his or her own style. Perfect for potty-training toddlers or preschoolers who enjoy silliness and repetition. Giggles guaranteed.
Is It Any Good?
POLAR BEAR'S UNDERWEAR is a fun, silly book that hinges on a simple, relatable story and vivid graphics. The book comes packaged with removable cardboard underwear, and off the reader goes on a hunt for Polar Bear's pair.
Each page uses collage and die cuts to set up a new animal's underwear and asks readers to guess whom the colorful underwear belongs to. There's a reveal on the other side of the page that reinforces the idea that everybody wears underwear and that individuals have not only a favorite kind but also a unique pair that expresses their individuality. The result is a spirited, whimsical way of driving home the everyday habits and responsibilities that are part of growing up and becoming autonomous.
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