Vanessa Lewis 1 February 2012 - 1:00pm
Oh what fun as a pair of royal underpants is stolen by a giant, leaving King Colin bare bottomed and bereft.
It takes an unlikely six-year-old knight called Sir Scallywag with his horse Doofus to confront the wicked giant and prevent him from trying to take over the kingdom as he wears the pants upon his head. Giles Andreae and Korky Paul are a sparkling combination and the jaunty rhyme and rhythm coupled with the playful detailed illustrations make this a joy to read aloud and look at.
There is a terrific final battle scene outside the castle which involves turning the book on its side, and children will delight in the fact that even the most unlikely candidate can be rewarded for bravery.