It’s Time to Celebrate

By Fran Manushkin, Illustrated by Valeria Petrone

Robin Carey Books 7.99 24 pages

It is always a big event when little children switch from wearing diapers to underwear. If you have a child in your life that is making this important transition, Fran Manushkin has written the perfect book celebrating this empowering moment. It is always a big event when little children switch from wearing diapers to underwear. If you have a child in your life that is making this important transition, Fran Manushkin has written the perfect book celebrating this empowering moment. Big Girl Panties follows a little girl in the midst of growing up as she sheds her diapers and wears underpants. This rhyming tale will have young readers giggling over the melodic text. When a little girl meets a tiny crawling baby, she nicely informs her that babies aren’t old enough to wear big girl underpants. But mommies, grandmas and aunties can wear panties. The young girl dances and prances in her panties. The board book design will stand up to multiple readings by loving hands.

“Panties with rainbows or ducks in a line. Princess panties that sparkle and shine.”

Valeria Petrone’s illustrations are hilarious. Each pair of underwear has its own character and it is clear why a young girl would want to wear them. The book’s main character feels special in each new style and design. This funny book will have young girls waiting with excitement for the chance to say bye-bye to diapers and hello to big girl panties. follows a little girl in the midst of growing up as she sheds her diapers and wears underpants. This rhyming tale will have young readers giggling over the melodic text. When a little girl meets a tiny crawling baby, she nicely informs her that babies aren’t old enough to wear big girl underpants. But mommies, grandmas and aunties can wear panties. The young girl dances and prances in her panties. The board book design will stand up to multiple readings by loving hands.

Reviewed By  Elizabeth Franklin

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