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Author: Zapf, Marlena
Four-year-old Lily loves to show off her fancy pink underpants, but her older sister Marigold tells her she is not allowed to anymore.
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.10
Points: .5 Quiz: 166693
Kirkus Reviews (03/01/14)
School Library Journal (03/01/14)
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School Library Journal - 03/01/2014 PreS-Gr 1—Lily McBloom has brand-new, pink, lacy underpants. She can't help but dance around to show them off, and she loves it when others laugh at her antics. However, big sister Marigold is not impressed, and she tells Lily that the Underpants Dance is no longer acceptable for a girl who is growing up. Deciding to investigate, Lily finds several examples of grown-ups dancing in their underpants, but Marigold discounts each case. When Lily is given plain pants to wear over her lovely underpants, she finds a way to overcome her disappointment. Lily is a cheerful and resourceful character who simply devises new plans to continue frolicking around in her underpants upon being thwarted. Avril, illustrator of recent "Amelia Bedelia" books, offers similar images for this title. Her gouache paint-on-paper technique, with black ink outlines, makes each figure colorful and expressive, with plenty of action on each spread. An appealing cover, a heavy emphasis on the color pink, and Lily's fun-loving attitude add up to a solid picture book purchase that will be popular.—Gaye Hinchliff, King County Library System, WA - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 04/01/2014 Let’s say you’ve got a pair of brand-new, fancy, lacy, lovely underpants. Well, you’re gonna want to dance around in them, right? That’s the logic followed by little Lily, whose frilly pink drawers look the best (or so she thinks) when furiously waggled before an audience. Oh, there’s a bunch of variations: the leaping-down-the-steps underpants dance, the top-of-the-slide underpants dance, the cartwheeling-around-the-yard underpants dance, and countless more. Each one, however, gets the kibosh, either by parents, teachers, or her big sister, all of whom try to explain how lingerie advertisements, ballet performances, paintings, and laundry lines are not equivalent and therefore cannot be used as excuses. But nothing can tamp down Lily’s enthusiasm, as depicted by Zapf’s loopy, squealing text and Avril’s squiggly gouache cartoons. When faced with the punishment of actual trousers, Lily just invents a way out: overpants. Kids embarrassed at exhibitionist siblings—or kids who remember their own past undie exploits—will get a giggle out of this. - Copyright 2014 Booklist.