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Those Are Not My Underpants!

Those Are Not My Underpants!

Illustrated by Troy Cummings


Those Are Not My Underpants!

About the Book

Someone lost their underpants! There, dangling from that tree branch! Are they YOURS? New York Times bestselling author/illustrator of Can I Be Your Dog?, Troy Cummings, brings to life Melissa Martin's gentle but hilarious read aloud, filled with silliness and gleeful anticipation of THE END.

One morning, Bear Cub wakes up and finds underwear hanging on a tree limb. Who could they belong to? Ever inquisitive, he sets out on a quest through the forest to find the tighty whities' rightful owner. Could the underpants belong to Squirrel? Moose? Snake, maybe? Salmon?! Each animal denies that the bloomers belong to them, but readers will surely be giggling every step on the way...especially when they find out who the underpants actually belong to.

Award-winning illustrator Troy Cummings delivers his signature warmth and humor to what could have been a very embarassing tail, er, I mean TALE, by author and child therapist Melissa Martin.

Product Details

On sale: June 15, 2021
Age: 3-7 years
Grade: Preschool - 2
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781984831897

Author Bio

MELISSA MARTIN Ph.D. is an author, columnist, educator, and clinical child therapist with extensive experience as a play and behavioral therapist. She is the author of the picture book, Tessie Tames Her Tongue. As a newspaper columnist, she writes about children's mental health issues and parenting. Melissa lives in Ohio.

TROY CUMMINGS is the creator of the New York Times bestseller Can I Be Your Dog? and its companion picture book I Found A Kitty! He has written and illustrated a bunch of other books, including The Eensy Weensy Spider Freaks Out! (Big-Time!), Little Red Gliding Hood (written by Tara Lazar), Those Are Not My Underpants! (written by Melissa Martin), and the chapter book series The Notebook of Doom. He lives in Greencastle, Indiana with his messy kids and neat cats. Check out more of Troy’s work at


“Sure to have kids imagining what kinds of underpants other species might wear.” —Kirkus Reviews

"A solid contribution to that important children’s book category, adorable animals wearing underwear, and many kiddos will be tickled to have another underpants book to chuckle over.” —Booklist

"Martin (Tessie Tames Her Tongue) builds in pleasing narrative rhythm through the repetition of Bear Cub’s friendly interrogation that leads up to each undergarment’s reveal, while Cummings’s (the Notebook of Doom series) bold graphic pictures, reminiscent of vintage national park posters, create a colorful and benevolent world for Bear Cub and readers to explore together.” —Publishers Weekly