"a brilliant book, my son loves it and also likes…"
a brilliant book, my son loves it and also likes to pick out the underpants for each family member on the underpant page at start and end of the bookRead moreLess
"mmm mixed reviews with our three - got bored after…"
mmm mixed reviews with our three - got bored after one or two reads which is unusual ...Read moreLess
"A firm favourite in our house! DS1 loves the line…"
A firm favourite in our house! DS1 loves the line about "Granny's spotty bloomers"!!!
Hilarious to a 4 year old and not to grating for an adult to read as great rhymes.Read moreLess
"Great fun and good pictures…"
Great fun and good picturesRead moreLess
"Fantastic book, dd and I laughed all the way through…"
Fantastic book, dd and I laughed all the way through this book. Perfect gift for any child.Read moreLess
"Great, short, simple book - perfect for bedtime, rhythmic, funny…"
Great, short, simple book - perfect for bedtime, rhythmic, funny - and have you seen "Dinosaurs love underpants" too?Read moreLess
"Funny, silly book that really appeals to under-5's sense of…"
Funny, silly book that really appeals to under-5's sense of humour.Read moreLess
"Aliens Love Underpants is a strange one. I bought it…"
Aliens Love Underpants is a strange one. I bought it a month or so back for my 5 year old niece and everyone loves it, including my own 12 month old daughter who giggles at the pictures and seems to understand the rhythm of the poems.
The story is basically that there are no underpants in space and because aliens have such a fascination with this garment they travel all the way to earth just to play with and steal our pants! What makes Aliens Love Underpants so interesting though is the fact that this book is written in a lovely rhyming way that instantly captured my nieces attention and I eventually caught my own nine year old daughter flicking through it and saying the rhymes aloud - although she'd never admit to finding a book like this funny!
The illustrations in Aliens Love Underpants are fantastic, they are very bright and fun to look at. Ben Cort is the illustrator and I think it is his work that really makes the book. The aliens all look friendly and fun to know, watching them play with the underpants and put on huge Y-fronts is really comical and I definitely enjoyed looking at the pictures in this book. Because Aliens Love Underpants is aimed at young children I think it's very important that the pictures are enough to hold their attention because there isn't always going to be an adult around to help them read the words, and these illustrations definitely do that because the aliens look like they are having so much fun with all the pants on Earth that I couldn't help but smile as I flicked through the pages.
The text of the book is great too and perfect for the age range this book is meant for. Younger children may struggle, but as there is only a line or two of text on each page you'll see children picking up the words as time goes by and after you've read the book to them a few times they'll be able to say aloud their favourite parts of the book - whether it's learned parrot fashion or not, this is still a definite milestone in any childs education. I think the fact that the words are in rhyme form helps struggling readers too because they author has used a brilliant rhythm in Aliens Love Underpants and children can bounce along to the words and even sing them for a more song-like story.
There is no actual plot in this book, other than the aliens coming to earth and stealing all our pants, so I think the age range that this story will appeal to is slightly limited. The story revolves around the fun the aliens are having with our pants and this is brilliant for little kids around the 5 year mark, but any older and children will probably want more action and plot line to a story. My neice loves this book and laughs her socks off everytime we get it out, my older daughter has read the book once and even though she enjoyed it I don't think she'd want to re-read it, I found it hillarious in an adult-laughing-at-rubbish kinda way and my husband didn't see the attraction of a book about pants so he refused to even glance inside the cover!
Aliens Love Underpants is available in paperback only and this costs underRead moreLess
"Absolutely fantastic book, the illustrations are bright and jump off…"
Absolutely fantastic book, the illustrations are bright and jump off the pages. The story has a lot of humour and warmth. It still has my children checking our laundry basket to see if an alien has been left behind. I have bought this book for many presents.Read moreLess
"Gorgeous book with lots of lovely pictures, just a little…"
Gorgeous book with lots of lovely pictures, just a little bit cheeky and very funny both for kids and adultsRead moreLess
"Sound - easy to read, easy to be understood &…"
Sound - easy to read, easy to be understood & good fun. Certainly memorable in my daughter's opinionRead moreLess
"Fab - cheeky, entertaining rhymes and a fun premise (aliens…"
Fab - cheeky, entertaining rhymes and a fun premise (aliens come to earth to play with pants on your washing line ...) although drawings less outstanding. Very popular with our 4 & 2 yoRead moreLess
"Great book, fun illustrations,hilarious rhymes. seems to be a favourite…"
Great book, fun illustrations,hilarious rhymes. seems to be a favourite of our baby Sophie and she is only 5 months old!Read moreLess
"Great rhyming book for toddlers and pre-schoolers…"
Great rhyming book for toddlers and pre-schoolersRead moreLess