Haiku Review: Bear in Underwear…

First haiku of a new year always makes one a little nervous…do I still have the knack? Are my syllable selections enticing enough? Have I chosen the right tome?…Well, at least I don’t have to worry on the last front, for today I am reviewing the quirky and niche-market work of Todd H. Doodler and his Bear in Underwear!  The niche to which I refer is of course animals and their personal preferences regarding the wearing of undergarments, and subsequent decisions about style, colour and pattern choice.  Doodler has written a whole series of picture books exploring this largely ignored, yet highly interesting area of animal behaviour.

The keystone work in this series is, of course, the classic Bear, Do You Wear Underwear?, and it is this text on which my review will be based.



bear in underwear


Ursus seeks undies

pants, knickers, smalls and all things


Other titles in the series include What Colour is Bear’s Underwear?, a rollicking romp through Bear’s knicker selection for a standard seven-day week; Bear in Pink Underwear, chronicling a pants-related disaster occuring after Bear’s tighty-whities go through with a load of coloured washing, and the soon-to-be-released Goodnight Underwear, the title of which is fairly self-explanatory, I feel.

undies colours bear in pink underwear  goodnight undies

Be sure to search out Bear and his underlings in underthings, particularly if there are mini-fleshlings in your dwelling.


Mad Martha

13 thoughts on “Haiku Review: Bear in Underwear…

  1. hahahahaha!! I have never seen these books! What a treasure! Some of the most popular books at my school are the Captain Underpants books! i will have to look for this Bear!! Thanks for sharing this find! And your haiku is brilliant as always! No reason to worry!


    • They are pretty cool – the animals have such varied tastes in underwear that it really makes you re-think your own style choices. Not that gargoyles require knickers, but it’s nice to ponder these things anyway.


      • Gargoyles do not require knickers? Well now there’s something I’ve never bothered to ponder before, but now that you mention it, I don’t know whether to blush or to giggle.


    • I once had a lady gargoyle friend who said those exact words to me…..she then followed it up with “Speak haiku to me…”, which turned out to be a lot harder to do than it sounds. I think it was a contributing factor to the ending of the relationship.


  2. Hopping to you from the Kid Lit Hop! This book is too cute. Kids love books like this. Why is it so funny to them to mention or see underwear in one their books. TOO FUNNY!

    Now following you by email and liked you on Facebook!


    • Oh, thank you, I love a good follwer…I like to imagine myself a bit like the Pied Gargoyle Piper of Hamlin, tootling off into the distance with happy readers prancing along in my wake….


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