Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Review - Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants

Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants
by Giles Andreae
illustrated by Korky Paul
Date: 2012
Publisher: Puffin
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: We Give Books

When King Colin's golden pants go missing, he calls for Sir Scallywag, the bravest knight in the land. But... Sir Scallywag is only 6 years old and with an evil giant to pursue, it's nearly mission impossible! Luckily, it's a story of David and Goliath. With his trusted steed Doofus at his side, Sir Scallywag proves that even the unlikeliest hero can be the bravest knight of all.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

Oh, my goodness!  Well, this was different.  It's the sort of book that would probably be appreciated most by little boys... but the fun illustrations and jaunty meter would make it fun for most kids (and for the parents who might be reading it aloud).  I found it rather difficult not to guffaw when reading lines such as:

"They're my underpants of glory,
My underpants of power!
My breakfast will be ruined
If they're not back within this hour!"

So, all in all, it's a pretty fun little book.  I'd definitely recommend this one!

Premise: 4/5
Meter: 4/5
Writing: 4/5
Illustrations: 4/5
Originality: 4/5
Enjoyment: 4/5

Overall: 4 out of 5

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