Polar Bear has lost his underwear! Where could it be? There’s only one thing to do: Remove the book’s underwear-shaped bellyband to find the missing pair! Is that Polar Bear’s underwear? No, it’s Zebra’s–see the colorful stripes? What about that itty-bitty pair? No, those belong to Butterfly! And so the search continues, with every page revealing an animal in eye-popping undies. This laugh-out-loud, one-of-a-kind novelty book from Japanese design talents tupera tupera will surprise and amuse children and their parents, all while affirming the importance of putting on your underwear.
Tupera Tupera is the pseudonym adopted by Japanese artists Tatsuya Kameyama and Atsuko Nakagawa who have been working as a creative team since 2002. In addition to producing humorous, colorful, highly original picture books, they’ve designed including crafts, sets, and merchandise and created animation for children’s TV. They have won a series of awards for their work, including the 2012 Japan Picture Book Awards Readers’ Prize and the 2014 Prix du Livre Jeunesse Marseille for Shirokuma no pantsu (Polar Bear’s Underwear).