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The Adventures of Captain Underpants Hardcover – 3 Oct 2013

4.7 out of 5 stars 109 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic; Colour Edition edition (3 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1407139789
  • ISBN-13: 978-1407139784
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 691,551 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The critics are CRAZY about UNDERPANTS!

"A triumph of irreverence." --NEWSWEEK

"Call Pilkey . . . the savior of the 'reluctant reader.' " --USA TODAY

"For every downtrodden fun-seeking kid who never wanted to read a book." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Subversively hilarious." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Celebrates the triumph of the good-hearted." --The Educational Book and Media Association

"It'll make kids laugh until soda comes out of their noses." --BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS

The critics are CRAZY about UNDERPANTS!

"A triumph of irreverence." --NEWSWEEK

"Call Pilkey . . . the savior of the 'reluctant reader.' " --USA TODAY

"For every downtrodden fun-seeking kid who never wanted to read a book." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Subversively hilarious." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Celebrates the triumph of the good-hearted." --The Educational Book and Media Association

"It'll make kids laugh until soda comes out of their noses." --BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS --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 www.pilkey.com. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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Format: Hardcover
My son is a typical 8 year old boy. Passing gas is the hit of his life. Up with recess! Down with studies! How can you get through to a kid like this? Let alone get him to want to read?
ANSWER: Buy and read THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS!!!!! Just with that name and the cover picture alone, I knew he would be interested. But I never expected him to read it COVER TO COVER, BY HIMSELF, THREE TIMES, IN THE FIRST SITTING!!!!
I took this book with me to my son's gymnastics team practice to praise it up and down to the parents of the boys on his team (quite a few were reluctant readers too). Some parents raised an eyebrow, but as the book made the rounds, and even the toughest to please kid shouted, "GET ME THIS BOOK!!" all the parents were convinced.
My son is now an excellent reader who has moved on to great books, but he returns to Captain Underpants regularly, and I still hear him giggling to his friends, "HAVE I GOT A BOOK FOR YOU!!"
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Format: Hardcover
An epic novel that's about two boys who order a hypno-ring and hypnotize the headmaster. It doesn't go down very well.The headmaster turns into captain underpants-The hero of a lifetime.He flies through the town until the worlds biggest gem is stolen. I would recommend this book for 7-9 year olds.
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Format: Paperback
A great shared read with a small child! My 5 year old loved this from start to finish. I was concerned that it would be too mature, but the content is spot on really.

It's the first in a series about two boys who enjoy playing pranks at school, the headteacher who tries to stop them, and the plan they come up with to hypnotise him into thinking he's the superhero in one of their homemade comic books...

The pranks, the comics, the fliporama (we looked at these again and again!), the headteacher in his underpants. Just EXACTLY what a young boy wants in a book. We like Dahl, Horrid Henry, Anne Fine, Dick King-Smith, an eclectic mix, and we've now added Dav Pilkey to our bedtime rota.

He's asked for the next in the series already. And I"m happy to oblige - there's a lot of literacy convention here to expose young readers to - comic book structure, flip books, some fantastic humour and silly lines that are actually very witty. The idea of hypnotism and a head teachers swanning around in pants and a curtain is very appealing.

Great for reluctant readers (with lots of short chapters and hilarious illustrations), wonderful for my beginner reader to listen to.

One for ages 5 to 12.
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Format: Hardcover
I think that Captin Underpants's weggie power is pretty funny! I can't wait to read Captin Underpants and the attack of the Talking Toilets! I'm ordering it right away!
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Format: Hardcover
This book is the best kind of silly. It moves at a good pace, the pictures are enough to keep a kindergartner interested and the text is "advanced" enough for my second grader to read with a bit of a challenge. We have read it several times, most recently in one sitting, and laugh and laugh all the way to the end. Mr. Pilkey has a writing style that is fast-paced, exciting, and enjoyable. We are becoming fans, having reading a "Dragon" book and now "Capt. Underpants," we are ordering a few more of his titles. Enjoy, we certainly have!
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Got this as an experiment as rather advanced for a 4/5 year old + contains very 'American' terms/bits that need explaining. However child is delighted with this heavily censored book (in the USA) - its contents are certainly not something to be concerned about (according to his parents or us) . After numerous, repeated bedtime reads - he has now requested more of the series - we are in the process of supplying as there are a lot of them!

My 60+ wife always has hysterics whenever she looks @ one
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My son absolutely loves this (6 yrs old) and I'm happy to see him reading although personally I can't understand why he likes it so much as it's all silly nonsense. Would prefer him to read Enid Blyton for example.
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My nephew had just finished all the David Walliams books and loved them . I saw a review of these books and so ordered this first one. as soon as he received it he started to read and within minutes he was laughing and shouting that we needed to read this as well. So I;m off to get some more of the set for him.
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