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 Monster's new undies
 Author: Berger, Samantha

 Illustrator: Carpenter, Tad

 Publisher:  Orchard Books
 Pub Year: 2017

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [38] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 113651 ISBN: 9780545879736
 Ages: 3-5 Grades: K

 Subjects:
 Underwear -- Fiction
 Monsters -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $20.01

Summary:
When monster tries to put on his old underwear, it snaps! So it's off to go underwear shopping with mommy! Will monster ever find that perfect pair that makes him feel better?

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.90
   Points: .5   Quiz: 191423
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 1.40
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 76753

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (03/15/17)
   Booklist (05/15/17)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/07/17)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 05/15/2017 Monster may be tiny, but he has one massive problem: his beloved briefs have fallen apart. Undie-less, the portly green poof ball and his mom must brave Undie World, “a whole store devoted to just the behind!” But Undie World’s vast pattern selection—boasting shooting stars and racing cars, tiny whales and sailboat sails—and myriad cuts (“too long! . . . too short! These look like a diaper! These look like a skort!”) quickly discourage no-nonsense Monster. Sulking atop a huge heap of rejected briefs, Monster fears there may be “nothing / to package my trunk”—until he catches sight of one flawless final pair. While Carpenter’s doe-eyed figures, thick black lines, and textured backdrops are as eye-catching as they are expressive, his strict five-color palette (white, black, red, cobalt, chartreuse) wonderfully reinforces Monster’s own yen for straightforward simplicity. Berger’s (Boo-La-La Witch Spa, 2015) uproarious rhymes, sprinkled with ballooned asides and emphatic capital letters, demand to be read aloud—and the refreshingly androgynous Monster adds further appeal to this already irresistible tale. Sheer monstrous fun. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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