Saturday, September 10, 2016

UNDERPANTS DANCE by Marlena Zapf, illustrated by Lynne Avril

Lexile     Not Rated          Pages     40          Ages     3 - 5
AR Quiz No. 166693 EN Fiction
 IL: LG - BL: 3.1 - AR Pts: 0.5
  AR Quiz Types: RP

Lily McBloom has a brand new pair of underpants. They are beautiful! They are lacy! They are fancy! They are pink! Oh joy! They are so beautiful, they make Lily want to dance so she makes up a special Underpants Dance.

She kicks up her feet, picks up her dress and twirls around and then whips her dress off over her head. Lily's sister, Marigold, is embarrassed.  "Stop that," she snaps. "It's not nice."  Lily disagrees and does a fancy Leaping-Down-the-Steps Underpants Dance just as Marigold's bus comes around the corner. Marigold is no longer embarrassed, she is absolutely mortified! She tells Lily, "All my friends will laugh at you," which Lily thinks is just fine because she likes to make people laugh! She gives the bus a great big, Underpants Curtsy. Lily's mom makes her promise to never do a Leaping-Down-the-Steps Underpants Dance ever again.

But that's okay because no one ever said she couldn't do a Top-of-the-Slide Underpants Dance! Until she did it and then the teacher said she couldn't. 

But that was OKAY! Because she could just wait until she got home and do a . . . .


Again, Marigold is embarrassed. She tells Lily she can't show off her underpants to the neighbors, to which Lily replies that their neighbor Mrs. Lacey, who is hanging her laundry on the line, is at that very moment showing off her underpants to the whole neighborhood! Marigold says that laundry doesn't count. And when Lily asks, she is told that neither does advertising, or ballet, or the art at the museum. 

Lily's parents decide that maybe Lily should, instead of dresses, be wearing pants. But Lily won't be defeated . . . . .

Read Underpants Dance today and find out how Lily solves her new dilemma. 

I love this book! Lily is so creative and resourceful!  And what kid doesn't find underpants hilarious? :) Your little ones will love the funny illustrations and Lily's inventive solutions.

Happy Reading!
Miss Laurie

 Underpants Dance can be checked out at any Lake County Public Library, or click  here and with your library card number and PIN you can place a hold for easy pickup at your favorite branch.

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