One Big Pair of Underwear

Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster); available in picture book and board book formats

Add ONE big pair of underwear to TWO brown bears who hate to share, and what do you get?  A little math, and a lot of laughs!

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  • Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title, 2015    
  • Mathical Prize, 2015
  • International Literacy Association Honor Book, 2015  
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2014                                                                                          
  • Amazon Editors’ Pick: Best Books for Ages 3-5, December 2014
  • Nevada Library Association Recommendation, 2016
  • Wisconsin State Reading Association “Picture This” Selection, 2015
  • New York City Reads 365 Recommendation, 2015
  • South Carolina Picture Book Awards Nominee, 2016-2017

With a unique method of introducing subtraction, this wholly engaging title will be requested over and over again.” —Booklist (starred review)

A picture book to count on for delightful shared reading.” —Kirkus

“Take one counting book, mix it with a comical tale of underwear-sharing, add some tongue-twisting rhymes, and soon there will be uncontrollable laughter.” —Horn Book