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22 Jan 2013 Captain Underpants
Harold and George's crazy creation is back! Captain Underpants defeated Dr Nappy and terminated the terrible talking toilets. But is he ready to take on three massive space aliens in disguise? And has he finally met his match in a battle with the Giant Man-Eating Dandelion of Doom?

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic; 1 edition (22 Jan 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439997100
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330282550
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dav Pilkey was born on March 4th, 1966 in Cleveland, OH. His father (David, Sr.) was a steel salesman, and his mother (Barbara) was the organist at a local church. Dav's older sister (Cindy) was a highly-skilled professional tattletale.

"I don't remember much about my early childhood, except that I was almost always happy. My parents tell me that I used to laugh in my sleep all the time, even as an infant. When I wasn't laughing, I kept myself busy by drawing. While the other kids in the neighborhood were outside playing baseball and football, I was inside drawing animals, monsters, and super-hero guys. Life was pretty cool when I was little...and then school started." -- Dav Pilkey

Part 2. The Dark Ages: Elementary School...

After setting the school's all-time record for the amount of time spent in the principal's office, Dav was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder and severe hyperactivity. By the start of first grade, Dav had successfully moved into the role of class clown. He was the undisputed king of funny noises, and held the classroom record for the number of crayons he could stick up his nose at one time (a record he still holds to this day).

Everybody in Dav's class thought he was pretty funny, except for one person - his teacher!

Dav's teacher didn't care for his particular brand of humor, so she began sending him out into the hallway. Before long, Dav was spending so much time in the hall that his teacher moved a little desk out there for him.
"Every day before classes began, I would fill up my hallway desk with papers, pencils, and crayons. Then at some point during the day, I would do something really silly or disruptive, and my teacher would snap her fingers, point to the door, and shout, 'MR. PILKEY---OUT!'" -- Dav Pilkey

Part 3. The Kid in the Hall...

In the hallway, Dav would sit down at his desk, take out his art supplies, and start drawing. At first, he drew only pictures, but as time went on Dav began making up stories, too.

"I used to staple sheets of paper together and make my own books. I invented a whole bunch of super heroes, including 'The Amazing Captain Underpants,' who flew around the city in his underwear giving wedgies to all the bad guys. Everybody in my class thought these comic books were really funny, except for one person - my teacher! I remember one teacher who used to rip up my books and tell me I'd better start taking life more seriously, because I couldn't spend the rest of my days making silly books. Fortunately, I wasn't a very good listener." -- Dav Pilkey

Part 4. The Really Dark Ages: High School...

Dav attended a very strict high school, and things just got worse. Dav's teachers hated his sense of humor, and often discouraged his artistic talents.
"One day my principal took me out of class and said to me, 'I know you think you're special because you can draw, but let me tell you something: artists are a-dime-a-dozen. You will never make a living as an artist!' Those words haunted me for many years. How delightful it was to prove him wrong." -- Dav Pilkey

Part 5. Dav Goes to College

In 1984, Dav Pilkey attended Kent State University as an art major. While attending a freshman English class, one of Dav's professors complimented him on his creative writing skills, and encouraged him to write books. Dav thought this was a novel idea, and began working on his first children's book.

Dav learned about a contest for students who write and illustrate their own books. The winners got their books published! So Dav began creating his first book, World War Won, and entered it in The National Written and Illustrated By...Awards Contest for Students. Within a year, Dav had won the contest and was flying to Kansas City, Missouri to meet the editors and publishers at Landmark Editions, Inc.
"It was the most exciting time in my life. I'll never forget getting off the plane in Kansas City and meeting my new publisher for the first time. I tried to act normal, but I was so excited. It took every bit of self-control I had not to scream, jump up and down, and laugh hysterically... I was going to be an author!" -- Dav Pilkey

Part 6. From Then 'Til Now...

Shortly after the publication of World War Won, Dav moved back to Kent, Ohio where he wrote and illustrated many more books. During this time, Dav found a cute stray puppy and named her 'Little Dog'. She soon became his best friend.
In 1990, Dav dreamed one night that he was supposed to move to Oregon, so a couple of years later, he and Little Dog headed out West.

"Moving to Oregon was a great adventure for us, because Little Dog and I had never even seen Oregon before. We kind of felt like the early pioneers who traveled the Oregon Trail for the promise of a better life. Of course, the pioneers encountered many hardships along the way,including starvation, disease, and death. The only hardship we encountered along the way was once when we got french fries at Burger King, and they were kind of soggy." -- Dav Pilkey

Like true pioneers, Dav and Little Dog overcame this hardship, and settled in Oregon in 1993.

Part 7. Now...

In 1999, Dav and Little Dog moved to a small island in Washington. Dav and Little Dog enjoyed taking long walks on the beach, and sometimes they even went kayaking together. But their favorite thing of all was to walk down the street to the island's local sushi restaurant. Dav was the only customer in the restaurant who had special permission to bring his dog in with him. As Dav would eat yummy vegetarian sushi rolls, Little Dog would sit under his table and eat her own meal (a chicken dinner that the restaurant's owner, Sayuri, prepared especially for her).

After a few years, Dav and Sayuri (pronounced Sy-you-dee) fell deeply in love and were married on the beach under a full moon in 2005.

Currently, Dav is working hard on a set of epic novels based on the Captain Underpants comic books he wrote in elementary school while sitting out in the hallway.

"When I was a kid making silly books out in the hall, I never dreamed that one day I'd be making silly books for a living. The coolest thing is that I used to get in trouble for being the class clown ... and now it's my job!" -- Dav Pilkey

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"Enormously popular".-- Denver Post, Denver, CO --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Dav Pilkey has written and illustrated numerous popular, award-winning books for children, including the Captain Underpants and Dumb Bunnies series; DOG BREATH, winner of the California Young Reader Medal; and THE PAPERBOY, a Caldecott Honor Book. He lives with his wife in the Pacific Northwest. Visit him online at --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the funniest books i've ever read! 10 Feb 2001
This is one of the best books you can get in the shops.I would recommend this book to anyone with a sense of humour.It all starts when a strange spaceship lands on the roof of the school in Piqua,Ohio.However, nobody notices it and so, the evil space monsters, Zorx, Klax and Jennifer, are free to take over the universe by taking the jobs of the school dinner ladies and feeding all the kids zombie nerd milkshakes (turning them into zombie nerds) and then making them grow to destroy Earth!Can George Beard and Harold Hutchins defeat the aliens with the super hero they created - Captain Underpants!The only problem is that Captain Underpants is really their principal Mr. Krupp, and if you snap your fingers he will turn into him!The only way Mr. Krupp can turn into his old self again is by letting the boys pour water over his head.So,run away from the green goop from Mr. Krupp's krispy Krupcakes!Gag as you taste a zombie nerd milkshake!Shake at the sight of the death-defying dandelion of doom!And by all means, enjoy the book!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I recommend this book!! 17 Nov 2002
I am 8 years old and I have been reading the Captain Underpants books for 3 years. I recommend this book to 5-12 years olds. There are flip-o-rama action scenes which lets you animate the action!!!!!I also like it because it has dilibret* spelling mistakes!!!!!
The 3 main characters are George Beard, Harold Hutchins and Captain Underpants.The books are very funny but do not read them to your class as the teacher will kick your ***.
Be warned this book has the longest title I have ever seen.
*on purpose
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book to read! 27 Oct 2006
By Bobby
I am 9 years old and I have been reading Captain Underpants since I was 7! I think this book is made for people that are 7-12 years of age. There are three characters and the main one is Captain Underpants. The other two are George and Harold, they are a bit funny. The book's main part is where three aliens land on the roof of the elementary school. The three aliens are called Jennifer, Zorx and Klax. The three aliens try to take over the other three dinner ladies!

I like the way George and Harold make spelling mistakes in their comics. Also the book is exciting, imaginative and very funny. The picture where George and Harold drew the three dinner ladies in the wheelbarrow was funny. That's because a normal person wouldn't have their legs up in the air and their head on the bottom of the wheelbarrow would you.

This book is very good and I would recommend it to every one!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
We bought the first Captain Underpants book just because we liked the title. Now we are totally hooked. Dav Pilkey's stories are engaging, exciting, anarchic, imaginative and very, very funny. There's as much fun here for adults as there is for children. In fact, my partner and I argue over who's turn it is to read the next chapter - much to the disgust of Jack, aged seven, who is perfectly capable of reading them alone (and does so, often!). Five star rating? Nah! Give Pilkey six.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A VERY HAPPY NEPHEW 27 May 2013
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king of a lot of the most common type of math in the world and its partners to be able to get on with it
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 23 Feb 2014
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I like this book because there was an invitation by aliens who want to role the world and their was Mr Tripp who goes into a superman with underwear
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captain underpants 21 Dec 2013
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Great book loved it very thrilling gonna have on kindle for ever
5 stars cause I just love captain underpants
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bought for my grandson as he loves theses stories as i do!! would recommend the series to any child aged from 5 years!!
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