Synopses & Reviews
When film-loving twins Joules and Kevin Rockman left their summer camp, they thought their days of fighting evil bunnies from outer space were over. Surely there wonand#8217;t be giant rabbits bent on world domination at their school, right? Wrong. Luckily, these bunnies arenand#8217;t FLUFFS (Fierce, Large, Ugly, and Ferocious Furballs)and#8212;sugar-addicted giant rabbits out to hypnotize and kill. Unluckily, theyand#8217;re worse: the FOOFS (Fierce, Obnoxious, Odoriferous Furballs)and#8212;seemingly normal-size rabbits (with extra-large noses) out to take over the world! Can Joules and Kevin save themselves, and their school, from the Schnoz of Doom?
Seriously funny New York Times bestselling author Andrea Beaty raises the stakes in this sequel to her zany, pulpy sci-fi farce. And, not to use Famous Last Words, but with illustrations by the great Dan Santat (The Guild of Geniuses, Sidekicks), what could possibly go wrong?
"A toast of 'non-alckaholick wine' to the ninth Captain Underpants novel and to Dav Pilkey's refusal to coast. In fact, the title is something of a red herring since the true centerpiece of this installment is a lengthy flashback to 'exactly five years, eleven days, fourteen hours, and six minutes ago,' when mopey kindergartner Harold Hutchins first met precocious George Beard, who sports an awesome Afro instead of his usual flattop. The boys face a nasty nemesis in the form of Kipper Krupp, the bullying sixth-grade nephew of Principal Krupp, but since Principal Krupp is years away from becoming the world's greatest superhero, it's up to the boys to defeat Kipper on their own. Their intricate and ingenious plan incorporates (and this is a short list) locker sabotage, fear of the paranormal, cheerleaders, pizza deliveries, a huge pair of pants, and the creation of the seminal comic 'The Advenchers of Dogman.' Pilkey dials back the toilet humor considerably, but plenty of naughtiness is still afoot (there's an extended riff on the hilarity of turning a 'Brake Inspection' sign into 'Bra Inspection'), and egregious misspellings abound. Supa! Ages 7 up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Praise for the Captain Underpants series
“Full of puns, rhymes, and nonsense along with enough revenge and wish fulfillment for every downtrodden fun-seeking kid who never wanted to read a book. . . . Hooray for Captain Underpants! Watch him fly off your shelves.” –SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
“A triumph of irreverence.” –NEWSWEEK
Praise for SUPER DIAPER BABY 2
“Grown-ups will…appreciate children laughing as they dive in and page through this old-fashioned thing called a book.” –THE NEW YORK TIMES
Praise for THE ADVENTURES OF OOK AND GLUK
“Few books can inspire the level of devotion seen by the Captain Underpants series, but Pilkey has likely re-created that feat with the joyous OOK AND GLUK…” –SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
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
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY – JULY 13, 2012
Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers
Dav Pilkey. Scholastic, $9.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-545-17534-0
A toast of “non-alckaholick wine” to the ninth Captain Underpants novel—and to Dav Pilkey’s refusal to coast. In fact, the title is something of a red herring since the true centerpiece of this installment is a lengthy flashback to “exactly five years, eleven days, fourteen hours, and six minutes ago,” when mopey kindergartner Harold Hutchins first met precocious George Beard, who sports an awesome Afro instead of his usual flattop.
The boys face a nasty nemesis in the form of Kipper Krupp, the bullying sixth-grade nephew of Principal Krupp, but since Principal Krupp is years away from becoming the world’s greatest superhero, it’s up to the boys to defeat Kipper on their own. Their intricate and ingenious plan incorporates (and this is a short list) locker sabotage, fear of the paranormal, cheerleaders, pizza deliveries, a huge pair of pants, and the creation of the seminal comic “The Advenchers of Dogman.” Pilkey dials back the toilet humor considerably, but plenty of naughtiness is still afoot (there’s an extended riff on the hilarity of turning a “Brake Inspection” sign into “Bra Inspection”), and egregious misspellings abound. Supa! Ages 7–up. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 07/13/2012
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"Packed with warped logic, twisted common sense and silly hijinksand#8212;offbeat fun."
andquot;Armageddon-averting fun for fans of Jon Scieszkaand#39;s Spaceheadz and M.T. Andersonand#39;s Pals in Peril.andquot;
Tra-la-laaa! Captain Underpants is back in an all-new epic adventure that's the zaniest, funniest, outrageousest, and time-travelingiest yet!
When we last saw our heroes, George and Harold, they were under arrest and headed for prison. Then Harold foolishly uttered the fateful words "What could be worse than going to jail for the rest of our lives?" and changed the course of human history.
In this ninth epic novel, Dav Pilkey takes readers back in time to the carefree days of kindergarten, when the worst thing George and Harold had to face was NOT evil mad scientists or alien cafeteria ladies but a sixth-grade bully named Kipper Krupp, the nephew of their clueless school principal. And because George and Harold don't actually invent Captain Underpants until fourth grade, the two clever kindergartners are on their own -- using their brains to beat the bully.
Hold on to your UNDERPANTS -- the Captain is back!
In the fourth hilarious adventure in this chapter book series, a villainous pink lemonade-swilling pirate and the dastardly Dr. Dastardly want revenge on fourth-grade superhero Jo Schmo and her dog Raymond.
Fourth grade superhero Jo Schmo and her doggy sidekick Raymond are having a pretty rotten dayand#8212;they just donand#8217;t know it yet. Danger is lurking all over the place: Dr. Dastardly and Numb Skull are planning a jail break, and they want to get revenge on Jo Schmo. Then a group of time-traveling pirates shows up in San Francisco and winds up on the wrong end of Jo Schmoand#8217;s famous fighting move, the Tasmanian Chop. So Pinkbeard the pirate joins forces with the dastardly doctor to concoct the evilest revenge plot ever. Watch out, Jo Schmo! And your little dog, too!
About the Author
is the New York Times
bestselling author of many childrenandrsquo;s books, including Rosie Revere, Engineer
and Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies
. She lives with her family outside Chicago. Learn more about Andrea at andreabeaty.com.
Dan Santat is the author and illustrator of many books, including The Guild of Geniuses and Sidekicks. He is also the creator of the animated show The Replacements. He lives in Southern California. Visit him online at dantat.com.