Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Adventures of Captain Underpants

The Adventures of Captain Underpants
Author: Dav Pilkney
Publisher: New York : Blue Sky Press, 1997.

Plot Description:
            George and Harold are always in trouble.  Not because they like for bad things to happen to people, they just have a mischievous streak a mile long.  One of their best creations is their comic book about “Captain Underpants.”  Unfortunately, though a random series of events, they end up hypnotizing their principal (who HATES captain underpants cartoons) into believing that HE is actually captain underpants!  Which might have been ok, if he hen hadn’t gone off to fight crime.  Now it’s up to them to find out how to get everything back to normal!

            The Adventures of Captain Underpants is a fun filled adventure filled with not just the story but also terrific illustrations.  Harold and George are fun characters, who cause tons of trouble but the trouble is so great that it’s hard to fault them for it.  The book will definitely appeal to tweens, especially to boys.

Genre: Humorous Fiction

Reading level: 4th Grade

Similar Books: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Reader’s Advisory:
Personal thoughts- Entertaining
Subjects/themes- Heroes, Friendship, Humorous Stories
Series information- The first of several in the Captain Underpants series
Character names/descriptions-
            George and Harold- the troublesome duo who create the Captain Underpants
            Mr. Krupp- the mean principal of their school who ends up believing he is
Captain Underpants!
            Dr. Diaper- the evil genius who Captain Underpants (aka Mr. Krupp) tries to
Annotation: What if the comic book you created came to life!

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