Reviewed by David Savage
In a household that loves books we were delighted to be asked to review a new children’s story, Stone Underpants written by Rebecca Lisle, illustrated by Richard Watson and published by Maverick Books.
Stone Underpants introduces us to Pod, a Stone Age boy, who has a very cold bottom due to only wearing leaves to protect his modesty. So, what can he do to keep his bottom warm? His dad suggests making something and that stone would be good. Thinking this is a great idea Pod gets himself a piece of stone and chisels and sands it until he creates a nice pair of stone underpants. He soon finds out that this wasn’t as good an idea as he thought.
Back to the drawing board. He makes his next pair out of wood only to get splinters – ouch!!! Another idea out the window. Not one to be deterred he experiments with shells, spider webs, mud and feathers before a passing woolly mammoth gives him a great idea that might just work!
Overall, we found Stone Underpants to be a great little story and has the message that you should always persevere and try different ways to solve a problem.
I was reading it with 4 year old twins who found it very funny that the boy had different underpants that caused him problems. They loved the bright and colourful illustrations that described the story very well and still take it to bed with them for bedtime reading (it is 32 pages, so a good length for a bedtime story).
A fun and entertaining story that will have children giggling.
RRP: £6.99 (paperback)
Available to buy from Maverick Books here.