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No, to Underwear as a Gift. Yes, to Books About Underwear. Giveaway.

Posted by lindamartinandersen on December 7, 2014

A Writer's Playground Fotosearch_u17996074“No, to Underwear as a Gift.  Yes, to Books About Underwear.  Giveaway.” by Linda Martin Andersen.

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: 7

You may ask, “What does National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day have to do with underwear?”  Nothing, usually.  Unless you were a student at East Carolina University like I was and Dr. Farmer was your U.S. History professor.  On Pearl Harbor Day, Dr. Farmer told his personal story of the battle.  He concluded by saying that he should write a book about his adventures and call it A Day at Pearl Harbor or The Day I Was Caught Unaware in My Underwear.  I have never forgotten that–lots of history dates, but not that.  Thank you, Dr. Farmer for allowing your sense of humor to shine through even on the toughest of days.

Children’s writers know that kids gravitate toward books that mention gross stuff, underwear, and potty humor.  What kid, who can read, doesn’t know Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey?


In November of this year, I participated in PiBoIdMo on Tara Lazar’s blog.  I collected over 30 picture book ideas and I’m proudly displaying my badge.


Guest bloggers continued to share tips for picture book writers into December.  I’d like to spotlight Laura Gehl, the author of One Big Pair of Underwear, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld.  Read Laura’s blog post here:    http://taralazar.com/2014/12/05/post-piboidmo-day-5-laura-gehl/  For more about Laura Gehl, check out her website and FB Author page:

www.lauragehl.com and http://www.facebook.com/AuthorLauraGehl.



In the spirit of memories about underwear, I am giving away a copy of  One Big Pair of Underwear.  This picture book has received  great reviews.  To be entered in the drawing, leave a comment below and your email address, for contest contact purposes.  Contest ends on December 12, 2014 and the winning name will be announced shortly afterwards.

Please leave a comment and your email address, for contest contact purposes.  I can’t wait to hear your memories about underwear.  Thanks for visiting. Come again and bring a friend. 

Children 13 years old or older may leave a comment. Read more about the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. (COPPA) See: http://www.coppa.org/coppa.htm

14 Responses to “No, to Underwear as a Gift. Yes, to Books About Underwear. Giveaway.”

  1. Joan Y. Edwards said

    Dear Linda,
    Sounds like “One Big Pair of Underwear” is a fun book. Glad it reminded you of one of your professors. I appreciate all that he and other soldier’s did and do to help protect our country.

    Celebrate you and your sense of humor.

    Never Give Up

  2. Thanks Joan! You are now entered in the book drawing. I’m glad you enjoyed the humor and thanks for putting in a plug for the military. I appreciate your loyal following and comments.

  3. Linda, congratulations on participating in PiMoldBo. You’ve been very busy collecting over 30 ideas! I’m sure all kids love books about underwear and the adorable artwork on the front cover would certainly draw me in. Hmm…can’t think of an underwear story, except that they come in all size, shapes, and colors. 🙂 Of course, I’d be honored if I won a copy. Merry Christmas too!

    • Tracy,
      I enjoy the November PiBoIdMo and the challenge to brainstorm picture book ideas. Tara Lazar invites terrific guest bloggers who share great tips.

      Thanks for commenting. I will enter your name in the drawing. Yes, underwear does come in a wide variety of looks and sizes. The book’s cover reminds me of the weight loss commercials where people show how baggy their jean are, like two people could fit in them.

  4. Kathleen said

    Congrats on your PiBoIdMo badge!!! Definitely prefer books about underwear than receiving underwear!! 🙂

  5. I’d love a copy of this book. Actually, correct that. My grandkids would enjoy a copy! Thanks for entering my name!!

  6. The book looks adorable! Potty humor never gets old. I’d love to win a copy. 😃

  7. I’d love to win the underwear book. Love that cover!

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