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Pirates Love Underpants

9780857072658By: Claire Freedman & Ben Cort

This time underpants are favoured by pirates. There is a treasure involving gold underpants and like any good pirate story the treasure is found by following map, heading out on a quest. The thing is not just one group of pirates are after this treasure.

Another addition to the very popular ‘Underpants’ series. If your kids loved the others they will love this one. It has all the strengths of the previous books: fun, rhyming text; bold and appealing illustrations, in addition to this are various pirate cliches.

Great fun.


Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Books

Published: 28 February 2013

Format: Paperback 32 pages

Categories: Pirates, Sharks

ISBN 13: 9780857072658

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on side of the page


The Great Snortle Hunt

I received this as an ARC from the publisher.By: Claire Freedman

Illustrated By: Kate Hindley

One night Mouse convinces Cat and Dog to go with him up to the scary-creepy house that is on the bumpy-steepy hill. They are on a Snortle hunt. It is dark and creepy and a little bit scary as they make it to the house, and then inside. They climb up the stairs looking for the Snortle but what will they do if they actually find one? More to the point what will the Snortle do to them?

This is a wonderful, spooky little tale about rumours, adventures and courage. Claire Freedman is the author of the Aliens Love Underpants series and brings her wonderful sense of fun (though it is more subtle than the Underpants books) to a new set of characters. The text is simple and rhymes, which children love, and the quantity of text makes it great for younger listeners. Hindley’s illustrations are quirky and expressive. A great book that really isn’t all that scary, especially when you get to the Snortle. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Books

Published: 02 August 2012

Format: Hardback 32 pages

Categories: Monsters, Fun

ISBN 13: 9780857072627

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on the side of the page

Aliens Love Underpants

By: Claire Freedman

Illustrated By: Ben Cort

There aren’t any underpants in space but aliens love them they think they are great fun. So when aliens decide they have to have some underpants they come down to earth.

Really the title of this books says it all. It tells you right away that this is going to be silly and fun. It is enjoyable text that rhymes and the illustrations are bold and equally as silly. A great choice for children who like aliens and things related to toilet humour.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s

Published: 08 May 2007

Format: Paperback 32 pages

Categories: Aliens, Humour

ISBN 13: 9781416917052

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on side of page

Cuddle Bear

By: Claire Freedman

Illustrated By: Gavin Scott

Do you need a cuddle. Panda has fallen and she does. Penguin is lonely and she does. Lion has never, ever had a hug. We all have times we need a snuggle or a hug. Cuddle Bear is there for all these occasions. Cuddle Bear is a hug-you-happy bear.

Not much needs to be said. The story follows different characters, all in need of a hug for different reasons. The text simple, with easy rhymes. The illustrations are big, warm and friendly.

All in all an appealing book.

Publisher: Koala Book Company

Published: 01 February 2012

Format: Paperback 28 pages

Categories: Friendship

ISBN 13: 9781742760223

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on side of page

Aliens Love Panta Claus

By: Claire Freedman and Ben Cort

Those underwear loving aliens are back and this time they want to spread their joy around. They head to the North Pole to give out many different and wonderful types of pants. Then something goes wrong and it is up to the aliens to help Santa Claus.

Another fun book with those silly aliens. Staying true to form the text rhymes, the story is simple, silly and as always entertaining. Cort’s illustrations perfectly capture the silliness of the story and are bright, bold and appealing. Fans will love it and if you are looking for a Christmas book with a bit of a difference then give this a try.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Books

Published: 01 October 2010

Format: Paperback 32 pages

Categories: Christmas, Aliens, Humour

ISBN 13: 978184738570

Purchase: here or use link on side of page to Booktopia

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