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The Terrible Underpants  - Kaz Cooke

The Terrible Underpants

By: Kaz Cooke


Published: 3rd September 2001
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
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What would you do if everyone in the whole wide world saw your Terrible Underpants? That's the problem Wanda-Linda has to solve, one windy day.

Kaz Cooke brings us a warm, funny story about sprinklers, a helicopter, Mrs Kafoops, a hairy-nosed wombat called Glenda – and some worn-out elastic.

About the Author

Kaz Cooke is a writer and cartoonist widely known in Australia for her humorous commentaries on modern life. She is a newspaper columnist and a broadcaster as well as the author of many adult titles - including <i.The Little Book of Stress and The Rough Guide to Pregnancy.


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Wanda-Linda and her pet hairy-nosed wombat Glenda have to face that tricky situation of finding that all your pairs of underpants have just been washed and are hanging out to dry. With no other alternative, Wanda-Linda is forced to wear the truly awful Terrible Underpants. With their bung elastic, holes, stains and very, very baggy bits these are seriously unattractive nether garments. Wanda-Linda tries to keep her underpants to herself but as she goes to the shop a gust of wind blows up her dress, revealing the terrible underpants to Mrs Kafoops. At school all the other children see her pants when she plays on the monkey bars; and when she does a headstand someone in a helicopter takes a picture and a photograph of the terrible underpants is shown around the world! What can be the solution to the problem? Wanda-Linda can think of only one: to take them off, of course! This is an entertaining and amusing story with colourful and lively cartoon-style illustrations from Australian author, illustrator and film-maker Kaz Cooke. Children will love the quirky humour and sympathize with Wanda-Linda's embarrassing dilemma. Ages 3-6 (Kirkus UK)

Kaz Cooke

Kaz Cooke is an Australian author, cartoonist and radio broadcaster.

Her background is in news and feature journalism in Melbourne, Sydney and Darwin. Her career began a month after she left school, in 1981, at The Age newspaper and since then she’s written for heaps of other major daily newspapers (The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and the Canberra Times) and magazines (including Who Weekly and the Women’s Weekly).

Since becoming a Mum in 1998 she has mainly worked from home writing books in her pyjamas; and still doesn’t know why there were books in her pyjamas (boom, boom). There have been some scuttling forays into radio shows with varying degrees of success (from “this is fun!” to “I’d rather eat my own shins with a fork”). Kaz illustrates her own work with cartoons, since 1983 often featuring Hermoine the Modern Girl.

She continues to write books with her trademark mix of meticulous research and trustworthy information untainted by commercial interests, and blended with her friendly tone, honesty, sharp wit, and pyjamas. Kaz lives in Melbourne with her family and enjoys toast.

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ISBN: 9780140568820
ISBN-10: 0140568824
Audience: Children
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 3rd September 2001
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.6  x 0.2
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition