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Ode to Underwear

Ode to Underwear

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Mike Boldt

ISBN 9781443124751 Paperback
24 Pages | 8.01" x 10.01" | Ages 3 to 6
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Helaine Becker and Mike Boldt team up for another hilarious storytime romp!

Let's hear it for our underwear! From boxers to bloomers and briefs to bikinis, whether they're frilly, silly, or saggy - we all have our favourite pair, so give three cheers for underwear!

The uproarious team behind Little Jack Horner, Live From the Corner brings us another silly storytime treat, this time celebrating an underappreciated piece of our wardrobe: underpants! With Helaine Becker's boisterous rhyming text and Mike Boldt's buoyant illustrations, Ode to Underwear is a perfect read-aloud for anyone who loves to laugh!

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Praise for Ode to Underwear:

"Ode to Underwear is giggle-inducing, lively fun." -The National Reading Campaign

"A rhyming, rollicking tale about underwear . . . very silly and great fun." -Resource Links

Praise for Little Jack Horner, Live From the Corner:

"Helaine Becker's text sparkles with up-tempo wit and irreverence . . . Mike Boldt's detailed oil illustrations also offer plenty of laughs . . . This funny riff on familiar characters and songs hits all the right notes." -Quill & Quire

"A creative, entertaining poem to honour an often overlooked piece of clothing, Ode to Underwear offers readers a chance to laugh out loud while they celebrate their bloomers, boxers, and briefs." -CM: Canadian Review of Materials

Rights Sold

  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic

Selling Points

  • Kids love to laugh about this pseudo -taboo topic
  • Becker is a best-selling author, known for her fun sense of humour
  • Boldt is an illustrator on the rise — his quirky, dynamic style makes for more fun

Also by
Helaine Becker

  • Stress Less: Tips and Tools to Help You Chill
  • Deck the Halls: A Canadian Christmas Carol
  • Dashing Through the Snow
  • Little Jack Horner, Live from the Corner
  • A Porcupine in a Pine Tree

Contact Information

Maral Maclagan, Rights and Contracts Manager | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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