Stop Those Pants!

Mordicai Gerstein, Author, Diane D'Andrade, Editor Harcourt Children's Books $14 (32p) ISBN 978-0-15-201495-7
In this surreal escapade, talking trousers make life difficult for a kid who must dress for school. ""I'm sick of SITTING!"" Murray's jeans howl as he chases them around the bedroom. Even the boy's Skivvies try to wriggle out of being worn to class ("" `Not again!' wailed the underwear""). With a flash of his pale posterior, Murray struggles into the undies, then accepts an offer from his socks and T-shirt to help catch the pants. Yet nothing sways the denim demons until Murray promises them plenty of excitement: ""I'll run all the way to school. I'll roll down the biggest hill in the park.... I'll fill your pockets with wonderful things. Please come down."" In energetic pen-and-ink and oil drawings, the boy lunges after the bounding blue jeans, which dance lightly around the canary-yellow room; all the while, the orange gorilla face on Murray's T-shirt changes expressions, from frowning to fierce to friendly. Gerstein (Arnold and the Ducks) humorously reasons that even inanimate objects like to have a good time. Although this may be a one-joke picture book, readers may well start to smile the next time they confess ""I can't find my..."" as they dress to go out. Ages 4-8. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 03/30/1998
Release date: 04/01/1998
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.