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Written by Peter Bently

Illustrated by Becka Moor

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PANTemonium! Review

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Giant pants cause a giant pile up (and lots of fun)

Pants: guaranteed to make children giggle, and they’ll do it on a massive scale in this story. Fred is going fishing and doesn’t notice that he’s caught his favourite pair (super stretchy, super strong) on the end of his hook. As he wanders happily through the town on his way to the seafront, more and more things - animals, people, cars, a train! - get scooped up. Fred, you see, is a giant so there’s room for all of them in his super-stretchy, super-strong pants. The ‘pantemonium’ he causes will delight children who will revel in the absurdity and cheekiness of it all and they’ll be joining in with the chorus ‘Oh, pantemonium’ by the second reading if not the end of the first, thanks to Bently’s flawless rhyming text. Fred is very friendly in Becka Moor’s illustrations, convincingly oblivious to the chaos in his wake, which is also beautifully depicted. Super!

Andrea Reece

PANTemonium! Synopsis

Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning author Peter Bently's hilarious story of a gigantic pair of pink frilly pants that nothing in the village can escape! Fred the Giant's off fishing today. But look! His giant pants are caught on the end of his hook!

Follow Fred as he drags his giant pants all around town, scooping up a cat, the baker and all his cakes, a fire engine, you'd be amazed how much fits in those megapants.

What pantemonium!

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ISBN: 9781839130595
Publication date: 05/05/2022
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781839130595
Publication date: 5th May 2022
Author: Peter Bently
Illustrator: Becka Moor
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Funny
Collections: 30 Funny Reads for Children This World Laughter Day and Every Day,

About Peter Bently

A World Book Day Author 2019 Peter Bently grew up in an army family and went to ten different schools. He studied languages at Oxford and worked as a journalist and non-fiction book editor before becoming a children's author when his own two children were very small. He is the author of more than sixty books, including The Great Dog Bottom Swap (illustrated by Mei Matsuoka); Cats Ahoy! (illustrated by Jim Field), which won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize; and King Jack and the Dragon  (illustrated by Helen Oxenbury), an American Library Association Notable Book of the Year. It was ...

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