Wanda Linda discovers that all her underpants are on the line and still wet. She is forced to wear her only other pair - the saggy, baggy "Terrrible Underpants". Her pet, a hairy-nosed wombat called Glenda, is not amused.
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Kaz Cooke is one of Australia’s foremost writers and cartoonists and the author of three popular novels for adults. This is her first book for children.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 2-Wanda-Linda has a predicament-no clean underwear! At her mother's insistence she puts on a dingy, worn-out, baggy, patched, and juice-stained pair under her dress and heads off with her pet wombat to school. In an every-child's-nightmare series of situations, the wind, a stint on the monkey bars, a leap over the sprinkler, and a handstand conspire to reveal the tattered undies to neighbors, schoolmates, family, and even the world. In the too-abrupt ending, she simply takes off the offending garment and hangs it from a tree branch as she sips tea with her wombat. The blocky, cartoon illustrations feature bold contrasting colors in an edgy, minimalist, almost childlike style. Although the book has a child's-eye perspective throughout (her parents are seen only as legs or arms heading out of or into the pictures), Wanda-Linda's verbal responses occasionally display an adult's dry sophistication that seems out of place in the story. An author's note cautions that wombats are not really pets but wild animals, and suggests conservation organizations for kids to contact. While the story has some funny moments, kids may feel more embarrassed for than humored by Wanda-Linda's overall (or underall) dilemma. Undies aficionados may want to stick with Todd Parr's Underwear Do's and Don'ts (2000), Marc Brown's Arthur's Underwear (1999, both Little, Brown), or Mary Monsell's Underwear! (Albert Whitman, 1988).
Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha's Public Library, WI
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