THE UNDERPANTS ZOO

Does anyone else out there teach second grade? Then you must know that the phrase ‘underpants’ has immense comic power among seven and eight year olds.

That bear is up to no good in those boxers and I want in! (on his plot...not the boxers...)

That bear is up to no good in those boxers and I want in! (on his plot…not the boxers…)

The book THE UNDERPANTS ZOO does not disappoint. There is no plot- it is simply page after page of Brian Sendelbach’s awesome illustrations of animals in their underpants. There isn’t much else I can say to recommend this book- the concept sort of sells itself in my opinion. SPOILER ALERT: The dolphins are wearing long john’s! I actually laughed out loud when I saw it. LONG JOHNS. Whimsical. Delightful. A lovely present for a young reader you know who can truly appreciate the sophisticated hilarity of undergarments on animals.

The camel is having sand issues- reminiscent of many trips to the beach for this girl.

The camel is having sand issues- reminiscent of many trips to the beach for this girl.

A dedicated first year teacher with a true appreciation of underpants humour!

A dedicated first year teacher with a true appreciation of underpants humour!

I made an exit card for the book you can pick up for free here. It  aims to measure a students’s ability to analyze what they have just read- or heard in a story. The card asks students to say what part of this silly story could be real.

 

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