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Who wet my pants? / written by Bob Shea ; illustrated by Zachariah OHora.

Shea, Bob, author. (Author). OHora, Zachariah, illustrator. (Added Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
LARL Cataloging LARL62300 (Text) LARL62299 New On order -
LARL Cataloging LARL62300 (Text) LARL62300 New On order -

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  • ISBN: 9780316525213
  • ISBN: 0316525219
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York ; Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: When Reuben the bear brings doughnuts to his forest friends, they discover that his pants are wet and he angrily accuses them of the dirty deed.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    *Starred Review* Along with being a front runner for best picture-book title of the year, Shea's latest collaboration is a quick study in how saving face can be a team effort. Returning to his scout camp from a doughnut run, Reuben the bear discovers that his pants are wet. Immediately he explodes in furious accusations (see title), all of which get only temporizing responses—"It was probably just an accident," "It could happen to anyone"—from one poker-faced member of the troop after another. But if there are any straight faces left in live audiences (particularly after Reuben's bellowed "I'll get to the bottom of my wet pants if it's the last thing I do!"), they aren't going to survive the conclusion he reaches after recalling what he spent the day doing in those very same pants (chugging lemonade and walking past a waterfall, taking a nap with his paw in an aquarium): "THESE PANTS ARE BROKEN!" The discreet yellow stain around Reuben's crotch, plainly visible in each scene, will provide a further source of merriment. Dressed in scout uniforms, each member of the unusually diverse troop in OHora's woodsy illustrations is a different creature, and their unfeigned sympathy for Reuben makes this a fine counter to the schadenfreude-tinged likes of Suzy Senior's Octopants (2018), Rosemary Wells' Fiona's Little Accident (2018), Todd H. Doodler's Veggies with Wedgies (2014), or Mark Fearing's Giant Pants (2017).HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Shea's comic stylings have earned him plenty of eager fans, and OHora has illustrated a number of picture books funny enough to make anyone wet their pants. Grades K-2. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Bob Shea has created many books for young people, including Crash, Splash, or Moo, the popular Dinosaur Vs. series, Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great, and the early readers featuring Ballet Cat. He has also invented stories such as Big Plans, illustrated by Lane Smith, and drawn the pictures for books such as Love, Triangle, written by Marcie Colleen. He lives in Madison, CT.

Zachariah OHora
is the illustrator of a number of children's books, including Wolfie the Bunny and Read the Book, Lemmings! (both written by Ame Dyckman). His author-illustrator debut Stop Snoring, Bernard! was awarded the Society of Illustrators Founder's Award, and his book No Fits Nilson! was the Huffington Post Best Picture Book of the Year for 2013. He lives and works in Narberth, PA.

Subject: Forest animals > Fiction.
Blame > Fiction.
Forgiveness > Fiction.
Behavior > Fiction.
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