By Author / Illustrator
Suzy Senior, Claire Powell
Little Tiger Press Group
Paperback / softback
The perfect pants are hard to find for someone shaped like me. Could Octopants be just the job? Why not dive in and see . . .?
There are all-in-ones for urchins and slipper-socks for eels... but will Octopus ever find a pair of pants to fit? A hilarious rhyming romp, packed with underwater underwear!
Octopus needs pants! He's all too bare, down there. The problem is nowhere sells pants for someone with eight legs, not even the 'Under-Sea Emporium', and shopping online is a waste of time... Octopus gets quite upset and doesn't understand why everyone else has a pair to suit them but he still cannot find octopants. Until he realises he's been looking at it all wrongly - maybe he doesn't need pants like everyone else after all.
Jam packed with underwater underwear, this bright, colourful read will engage any young mind. Who doesn't love a story about pants? Children will enjoy designing and making their own solution for Octopus's problem. This could be followed up by using adjectives to describe their new garment. This book would also lend itself to a focus on information texts, researching and writing a fact file about octopuses.
Picture book / Reviewed by Nikki Stiles, teacher.
Suggested Reading Age 3+