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Pants - a book that gets asked for time and time again!
Pants - Giles Andreae
Member Name: karlsm93
Pants - Giles Andreae
Advantages: Bright, colorful, lovely flowing text
There is a charity shop not far from my house that is a brilliant place to pick up second hand books and toys for children, as very cheap prices, as the manager of the shop always insists whatever money comes in, it is all going to charity! One book I picked up a while ago for my daughter was this one 'Pants'. One of the reasons that this book caught my eye was the name Nick Sharratt, who is the illustrator of this book. My daughter has other books either written or illustrated by Sharratt and they are all very popular with her, as they are all brightly coloured and fun! This hardback book has been written by Giles Andreae and costs just under £4 on the likes of amazon - I got my copy for 50p!
As you would expect from the title of this pre school book, it is all about 'pants' and another reason why I bought this book was that I thought I would keep it and bring it out when my daughter got to the toilet training stage, however, she came across it one day herself and wanted me to read it to her, and she has been hooked ever since. In fact, she could have me read this book four or five times over and over again in one go, until I practically know the book off by heart! I can see however why my daughter likes this book. As I mentioned earlier this is a very bright, colourful book, with big cartoon like pictures and a whole variety of different patterned pants.
I also think what makes this book so appealing to young children is the gentle rhyme that carries throughout the text, making it a very easy book to read to a child, and easy for them to follow as well. Here is an example of the text, 'Big pants, small pants, giant frilly pig pants...........groovy pants, funky pants, cheeky little monkey pants....' My daughter especially loves the page showing a daddy and baby panda. The daddy panda is wearing pants covered in cars, and the baby is wearing 'smelly nappy pants' as she is mad about all things baby related at the moment.
I'm so glad I didn't wait until my daughter was at toilet training, although I think this would be a good book to introduce the idea of big boy/girl pants to a young child. At the moment my daughter simply loves the story and it has a lovely flow to it, that makes it an enjoyable read for everyone.
Summary: A lovely book to read to toddlers