Are pants – wearing them or not? – a theme in picture books now? Hard to say. It’s probably just a coincidence that I just read Pete With No Pants by Rowboat Watkins, and here we are with Green Pants now.
They’re very different books. In one, an elephant is taking off his pants. In the other, a boy will only wear green pants.
Every parent I know has some version of the green pants in their life. In our house, certain young people had a strange fascination with wearing all red for a while – red shirt, red sweatshirt, red sweatpants, red underwear, red socks and red shoes. Actually, it was a bold fashion move, and I approved.
Jameson’s problem comes when he’s asked to be in a wedding and wear a tuxedo – no green pants. Yikes! What to do? There will be disco moves. That’s all you really need to know.
Green Pants by Kenneth Kraegel