Written and Illustrated by Mark Fearing
Silly, fun, and hilarious, this new read aloud explores what to do when you can’t find your pants. Getting dressed in the morning, Belbum, a giant, is unable to find his only pair of pants. He looks everywhere – his bedroom, his kitchen, and his backyard. Angry and frustrated, he sets out to seek help from his friends. A cyclops offers a toga. Not a good idea. A gnome offers his extra pair. Not stretchy enough. A unicorn is not much help either. So Belbum heads for the village, pantsless. The townsfolk are terrified, but the tailor makes him a new pair and some spares. He leaves the extras with his friends, just in case. Arriving back home, he naturally finds his old pants.
Lively illustrations show not only the giant’s embarrassment but also the reactions of his friends and the townspeople. The feel is that of a fairy tale. Includes gorgeous end papers with a complete map of the giant’s world.
Best as an amusing bedtime story with interaction between child and adult or in a group setting.
- Title: Giant Pants
- Author/Illustrator: Mark Fearing
- Published: Candlewick Press, 2017
- Reviewer: Sue Poduska
- Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
- Grade Level: PreK to 2
- Genre: Fiction, Friendship
- ISBN: 978-0-7636-8984-1