DINOSAURS LOVE UNDERPANTS. By Claire Freedman. Illustrated by Ben Cort. For ages 4-8.

What happened to the dinosaurs? It wasn’t a meteor impact. It wasn’t global climate change. Believe it or not, underpants were the downfall of dinosaurs.

When cavemen decided they no longer wanted to be naked, one of them created underpants. The cavemen were happy, but the dinosaurs wanted all the underpants for themselves. Before long, the dinosaurs stole, bit, ripped and tore them until it was an all-out underwear war.

Although the verse seems a little forced, the scenario is funny and the illustrations do well to highlight the hilarity. Young readers will have giggle fits, especially boys.

McGeath Freeman reviews children’s books for Lowcountry Parent magazine. To see previous reviews, go to www.lowcountryparent.com.