by Dav Pilkey.
George and Harold have created the greatest superhero in the history of their elementary school–and now they’re going to bring him to life! Meet Captain Underpants! His true identity is so secret, even HE doesn’t know who he is!
Acclaimed author and Caldecott Honor illustrator Dav Pilkey provides young readers with the adventure of a lifetime in this outrageously funny, action-packed, easy-to-read chapter book. With hilarious pictures on every page, THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS is great for both beginning and chapter-book readers. And like Dav’s other best-selling books of humor, it is sure to provide even the most reluctant readers with hours of fun.
I know I’ve talked a lot of Captain Underpants game recently but I have just fallen back in love with this series. I read these as a child and was inspired by the fun and cartoon style of the book. I won’t say it inspired a life long love of reading (because it was already there) but I will say it made reading so much fun!
Now as an adult, I really enjoy the writing elements of the book. The self referential nature, the breaking of the fourth wall, and the features such as the Flip ‘O Rama all add up to a book that I can fly through and enjoy. I love, love, love how the book sometimes admits that a certain situation will be hard to get out of, and then the next chapter contain something as simple as: They did.
When I read this book as a child I fell in love and I don’t care who you are, if a book engages a child, let them read it. Yes, it’s silly, but come on, kids need silly. So if you have a jaded child who thinks reading is boring, sit down and read this book together. Hopefully they’ll realise that reading can be fun ❤
Are you a blogger who keeps telling themselves you’ll get around to writing reviews, but then don’t. Do you write ‘review to come’ on Goodreads only to let them languish for years? Well then, the blog feature ‘Long Lost Reviews‘ is for you.
The aim of the blog feature is to start tackling your review backlog. Whether it’s an in-depth analysis of how it affected your life, one sentence stating that you only remember the ending, or that you have no recollection of reading the book at all. Let’s tackle your review backlog and dig up some long lost reviews!
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