Ask a little kid and they’ll tell you lots of things monsters love, such as the dark, scaring people, and maybe even the undersides of beds. But did you know that monsters also absolutely love Hanes and Fruit of the Loom? Claire Freedman and illustrator Ben Cort are here to tell you so in their new book Monsters Love Underpants. This children’s picture book certainly starts out with big, hairy monsters creeping down a dark street, scaring a little orange cat, but the gang all shows up to show off their colorful underwear by page two. All sorts of monsters are in this book, which means all sorts of underwear is shown off, from squeaky armor pants, frozen underwear for yetis, to slimy swamp monster pants that slide right off! The end of the book reminds kids that lost pairs of underwear under the bed may get a new owner.
And if the concept of this book sounds just a little familiar it is because the writer and illustrator also wrote Dinosaurs Love Underpants too. Your young kids are sure to have a giggly fun time picking out these colorfully painted monsters on each page, and this may even be a good book to introduce the idea of fun underwear to that potty training toddler.
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