Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds; illustrated by Peter Brown. 2017. Pencil on paper and digitally composited and colored. Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Brief summary: Jasper Rabbit is in the underwear store with his mother and is about to buy three packages of Plain White when he notices a display of green creepy underwear. He begs his mother to buy them. She agrees to one pair. Jasper excitedly puts them on for the night and notices the creepy green glow. He keeps getting rid of them but they return. Jasper’s hate-love relationship results with hilarious situations and a surprising ending.
Comments: I read this to my students reminding them of Jasper Rabbit’s first appearance in Creepy Carrots!. They loved the creepy green glowing underwear just as much as the creepy orange carrots. The white, gray, and black illustrations with only green as the color for the underwear worked just as well in the sequel as the orange carrots did in the first. The end papers of white undies with a green creepy underwear start the mood of the picture book right away.
This book was able to relay a spooky tone which had my students sitting frozen as I read some of the pages and then laughing out loud the next during the humorous situations that Jasper Rabbit experienced. They loved the ending and had several conversations of what it would be like to do that in their bedroom.