If you have children, or know any children you need a copy of this book!
Nick Sharratt is one of my absolute favourite children's authors. He has joined with Giles Andreae on this book and the pairing is inspired. His books are always brightly coloured, and very child-friendly. It is impossible to read them only once, and trust me, any child within 1 mile won't let you!
All of Nick Sharrat's books are written in a rhyming style, which makes it really easy for the children to join in. This book 'Pants' is no exception. There is something about underwear that has an instant appeal to children, its just cheeky enough without causing trouble or offence!
This book displays a variety of different pants being modelled, from Cheeky monkey pants' to 'lighting up the night pants!' The illustrations accompanying the text are bright and bold and offer enough clues to allow the children to join in, even if they can't read the text. Having said that, the text is clear and big so a new reader can have a good try at reading this book themselves, particularly if they read along with the CD. The accompanying CD is narrated by Lenny Henry, and he has just the right amount of cheekiness and humour in his delivery to appeal to children and adults.
I really can't recommend this book enough. Give it a go, but be prepared to read it over and over again. You will never look at your underwear in the same way !!!
Currently available from Amazon priced at £5.24
If you love it then also try 'Don't put your finger in the Jelly Nelly' and 'Ketchup on your cornflakes'
This brilliant book and CD featuring Lenny Henry will have you singing and dancing and waving your knickers in the air!