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Underpants Dance

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  180 ratings  ·  38 reviews
A charmingly irreverent look at a mischievous kid-fixation: underwear!
Underpants can be fancy or functional, but for pre-schoolers, it is always funny. Take Lily McBloom - she has the fancy kind and loves to show them off with a special dance to make everyone laugh. This horrifies her big sister who comes up with a plan to stop Lily's underpants dance forever. But Lily
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published April 3rd 2014 by Dial Books (first published March 1st 2014)
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Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-books, humorous
Little Lily McBloom celebrates her fabulous frilly pink underpants with a spectacular dance that sometimes goes a little under-appreciated.
Jun 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
My SLJ review: Lily McBloom has brand-new, pink, lacy underpants. She can't help but dance around to show them off, and she loves it when others laugh at her antics. However, big sister Marigold is not impressed, and she tells Lily that the Underpants Dance is no longer acceptable for a girl who is growing up. Deciding to investigate, Lily finds several examples of grown-ups dancing in their underpants, but Marigold discounts each case. When Lily is given plain pants to wear over her lovely unde ...more
Hannah Jane
Jun 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Everyday millions of pretty underpants are completely hidden from the world. Sure we know we have frills and strawberries and unicorns on our underpants, but sometimes it isn't enough that we are the only ones who know*. Lily has awesome underpants and through hilarious antics, quirky illustrations and lots of dancing, she shares her underpants with the world. By the end of this book you will be saying "you go girl!"

*if you are adult and you know better keep your knickers to yourself!
This book is going to have children squealing in their seats when they hear it. Underpants are about the funniest thing kids can read about, and if there's someone reading to them who's not too afraid to get into the story, then this book is a winner. It would be great read aloud to ece and early elementary children. ...more
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a cute book, and I understand why parents don't want their kids to show off underpants. Honestly, though, if you buy a little girl an awesome pair of pink frilly underpants, OF COURSE she's going to want to show them off. Also it's not true that grown ups don't do an underpants dance. Maybe in public they don't, but it does happen. ...more
For the under-eight set, there's not much funnier stuff than underpants. I like that Lily is a girl "class clown" - she likes the giggles and attention she gets when doing her underpants dance. The solution may not be one that many grown-ups will like, but kids will think it works. Read this at the end of a storytime because it'll be hard to settle down after! ...more
Michelle Simpson
Jul 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Lily is 4, and she keeps wanting to show off her fancy underpants by doing a little dance that wins her lots of laughs. Her sister, Marigold, tells her that she is getting older and that she may no longer do this. What will Lily do? Cute story; I think young children will laugh and laugh when they hear it, beginning with the title!
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thought Underpants Dance was incredibly cute--we have all seen that little girls have a tendency to show off their underpants, and Zapf can find the humor and charm in little Lily's embarrassing of her sister Marigold.

Underpants Dance is a lovely little story for any dancing child.
Jul 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Underpants Dance! What a way to celebrate your fancy pants! Enjoy this book about appropriate and inappropriate underpants behavior and a child's unique problem solving abilities. Great for kids 3-5. ...more
Danika Bernard
An entertaining story about a little girl who likes to dance and show off her lacy, frilly, lovely underpants. She is told by everyone, especially her older sister that this dance is not O.K, in fact it is embarrassing! Her solution is creative and comical.
Marguarite Markley
Oh. So. Funny! Love the dialog between the's true to life and hysterical. ...more
Michelle Nero
Oct 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
My four year olds giggled all the way through this book. Apparently they could relate!
Linda Starr
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-buy
For my mother and those of us who all had to wear ruffle underwear- the underpants dance exists. Very cute book!
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Olivia loves this book! Super fun!
Maeghan Librarian
Super cute!
Bambi Pea
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is AWESOME. Who doesn't love a great book about underpants! ...more
Lilly is 4 and just got the fanciest underpants ever. She loves them and dances her special underpants dance everywhere she goes just to show them off. Her big sister, Marigold, is not nearly as thrilled with the new underpants and insists that Lilly is to big to show off her underwear. The text is on the long side for preschoolers, but the illustrations are nice. This would not be my first choice for story time, it would definitely work better with an elementary school crowd.
Jul 07, 2018 rated it liked it
If your kiddo loves underpants, dancing, being silly and laughing... then this is the read for you! While this book made me smile and giggle as I was reading it, I do not have any current plans to read it during story time.
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tessa
Cute book and I think a lot of people can relate.
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids
Kait and Maddie love running around in just their undies so this story was a big fab while we had it out from the library.
Katherine Decker
Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
This one made us giggle.
Laura Giessler
Sep 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Cute twist at the end, but not a huge fan of sharing with kids a book about a little girl obsessed with showing her underpants.
Stephanie Fujii
I was not a fan. I didn't like Marigold. I wanted to kick her in the shin. I guess the ending was good, but overall, I didn't like the negative vibe of this book. I guess this is for parents to read to their kids who may be future flashers to teach them not to show their panties in public. But, I think I'll just discuss this with Amaya if it ever becomes an issue (like yesterday, at Target, when she pulled her entire dress off her head...) But, I think it doesn't have to be so negative. Poo poo ...more
Mar 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Lily loves her new underpants and looks for any excuse to show them off using fancy dance moves. Her joy is her family's embarrassment though so they attempt to teach her how big girls wear their panties so to speak.

Lily gets the last laugh though as she figures out a way around the rules in her one-of-a-kind style.

Gouache and ink illustrations. Funny read aloud with a clever ending for PreK-2.
May 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books, humor
Cute, but lacks substance. As a parent, I think it would have been nice to have a little something included about why underpants dancing in public is not appropriate ("it's not nice!" isn't enough)and where you CAN underpants dance. Ages 3-6. ...more
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
This book will be everyone a case of the giggles and cheshire cat smile face!
Anyone who has ever enjoyed their underpants will enjoy this story. C'mon when was the last time underpants made you smile?!
May 01, 2014 added it
Shelves: school-visit
kind of long but it's underpants ...more
Four-year-old Lily loves to show off her fancy pink underpants, but her older sister Marigold tells her she is not allowed to anymore.
Humorous and original, little ones will giggle all the way to the end!
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