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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Giant Pants

Giant Pants

Fall 2017 Picture Books
Ages: 3 - 7 yrs.
Author: Mark Fearing
ISBN: 9780763689841
Hardcover Price: $15.99

Children will enjoy the sight of author-illustrator Mark Fearing's goofy giant in his polka dot underpants as he searches high and low for his missing trousers. His Cyclops neighbor's extra toga won't do; a gnome's "stretchy" trousers are far from stretchy enough, and the unicorn's suggestion that he forgo trousers altogether is a non-starter. Ultimately, thanks to a tailor in town, the giant's dilemma is easily solved—although a mild surprise awaits him at home. Fearing's digital illustrations offer a brightly colored, cartoon-y fairytale world, and children can trace the giant's journey on a map that Fearing has comically detailed on the book's endpapers.

Lynne Heffley   ©2017 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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