Shortlisted Picture Book Of The Year 2012: Sir Scallywag And The Golden Underpants
Witty wordsmith Giles Andreae pens a rip-roaring tale of a golden-underpanted King Colin
Having already penned two hugely successful book that centre around a fascination for undergarments – the hilarious Pants and More Pants – author Giles Andreae clearly has a well established happy association with underpants. Forget The Queen's Knickers, these golden underpants belong to King Colin. Then one night, horror of horror, the royal pants – affectionately referred to by King Col as "my underpants of glory, my underpants of power!” – are stolen by a giant. Who can save the day? Why, it's the brave knight Sir Scallywag to the rescue. His most defining characteristic? Well, he's rather small, he carries a shield with a teddy bear mascot on it… and he's only six years old!
Written in a jaunty rhyming verse, with lots of jolly references to bare bottoms and right royal behinds, this is a joyful tale where the little guy is triumphant. Vibrant illustrations by Korky Paul, of Winnie The Witch fame, adds to its slapstick humour appeal.
Sir Scallywag And The Golden Underpants by Giles Andreae and Korky Paul (Puffin, £6.99).
Who won the Picture Book of the Year 2012? Which of Giles Andreae's classic books was nominated in the Junior Design Awards 2011?
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