When it comes to prancing about in your undies, the mortification of an older sibling is just the icing on an already yummy cake.
The pair of frilly pink panties featured in this title could star in their own book alone, but it’s hardly a one-joke wonder. Upon receiving the lacy lovelies, young Lily McBloom finds it necessary to choreograph a series of underwear dances to show her new knickers off. Unfortunately, her older sister, Marigold, is horrified by the youngster’s flagrant disregard of decorum and berates her at every turn. She’s hardly alone, yet every time an authority figure forbids one kind of underwear dance, Lily just comes up with another (ballet! the cancan!). And when Marigold hits on the perfect solution to the problem, Lily turns her previously forbidden underpants dances into strange but oddly acceptable overpants displays. Complementing the balanced, bouncy text, Avril neatly captures the delight of showing off a favorite article of clothing.
These unmentionables are ready for their close-up. (Picture book. 3-7)