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Captain Underpants And The Preposterous Plight Of The Purple Potty People Paperback – August 15, 2006

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Lexile Measure: 850L (What's this?)
  • Series: JUVENILE BOOKS (Book 8)
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: The Blue Sky Press (August 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439376149
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439376143
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)

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Book Description:
When we last saw George and Harold, they were about to take their pet pterodactyl Crackers back to the Cretaceous period. But things didn't work out quite as they had hoped. They've entered an absurd alternate reality where teachers are nice, kids are allowed to read banned books, and the cafeteria food doesn't smell like dirty diapers. Even worse, they've discovered alternate versions of themselves--Evil George and Evil Harold--who plan to unleash some preposterous plans on Piqua, Ohio. Now it's up to George and Harold to defeat the evil twins and THEIR superhero, Captain Blunderpants!


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From School Library Journal

Grade 2-5–In their eighth epic adventure, George and Harold use the Purple Potty to travel to an alternate universe where teachers care, the library has books, and kids eat at a five-star gourmet cafeteria. Unfortunately they also encounter Evil George and Evil Harold, who transform good Mr. Krupp into Captain Blunderpants. The evil duo also steal the boys' pets, Crackers and Sulu, and hitch a ride back to George and Harold's world. They might destroy that world with Evil Sulu, the world's biggest baddest bionic hamster, but are thwarted by the arthritic avengers Boxer Boy and Great-Granny Girdle and their geezer power. Part novel, part comic book, and part Flip-o-rama™ (add your own sound effects), this newest adventure will not disappoint the legions of Captain Underpants fans. The cartoon pictures almost tell the story, making it a boon for struggling readers. Maybe kids, like Pilkey, will be inspired to write their own comics, invent their own superheroes, poke fun at the absurdities they see, and not worry about a few (in Pilkey's case, deliberately) misspelled words. Libraries with the previous books will want to add this one.–Mary Jean Smith, Southside Elementary School, Lebanon, TN
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Customer Reviews

Kids love to read these books.
Reader Stu
Captain underpants and the preposterous plight of the purple potty people is one of the best captain underpants books i ever read.
Christine
Anything that can get my son to read is well worth it and he just loves these books.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Rick Goff on August 17, 2006
Format: Paperback
Since reviewers need to be over 13, I'll type my 6-year-old son's comments. Henry says: I found it very funny. I thought it was hilarious. The Flip-o-ramas were good and the whole book was awesome. I've read all of the CU books, as well as the Ricky Ricotta books up to book 7, and I would say this one isn't the best, but it's awfully good. It was funny when Boxer Boy and Great Granny Girdle kissed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul Buerckholtz on August 26, 2007
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My 8-year-old loved it. Funny without being unkind. Laugh with, not at. Sure, there are some pranks, but essentially harmless. Also my 17-year-old loved it, and yes, my 42-year-old wife loved it. And I got a great deal of entertainment, also. Buy it and have fun!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Valerie Otero on January 16, 2007
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My kids are fighting over who gets to read the book next. And of course, I have to wait until all three of my kids are finished before I can read it. But the son who read it says it's great.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Reader Stu on February 20, 2009
Format: Paperback
I disagree with the previous reviewer. She is nothing but a prude. Kids love to read these books. My six year old son loves them! They are cute and funny and keep them excited about reading. Any positive and fun book that encourages reading, I am all for. The previous reviewer wants to ban books from a public school library. That is concerning. Kids, read these books and continue to read books that make you smile and laugh. Keep reading! Furthermore, always challenge those who want to censor and/or ban books!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeanne Spratley on September 30, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I bought this for my child. He loves all things Captain Underpants. I would highly recommend this book, especially if your child is a reluctant reader who enjoys underpants/potty humor! I think I enjoyed it as much as my child!
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Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People
By Dav Pilkey

In school I found a book called "Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty". The author is Dav Pilkey. The characters are Harold Hutchins, George Beard and the Amazing Captain Underpants. They do funny things and play tricks on their teachers. I liked the part when George and Harold changed the letters on the sign and the teachers try to go in the teachers' lounge. They read the sign PUSH ON BUTT TO OPEN DOOR. They pushed on their butts. They make funny comics showing the adventures of Captain Underpants in every book.
I think this book is going to be a bigger hit in the future. If you like comics and silly boys you should read this book. By Martin (a student in msdu's class)
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Dav Pilkey does it again! He continues with his usual tropes as expected but like last book manages to keep them fresh; for instance the switching of letters on the sign doesn't happen until after the "before I tell that story I must tell this story" bit. I love this book. Pilkey is back in perfect form! The kids go to an alternate world where everything in their lives is backwards. Added to the story is their grandparents who accidentally drink the last of the super juice creating Boxer Boy and Great-Granny Girdle. The whole book was laugh-out funny. One of my favourites in the series. Once again as has been happening in the last few books, the set up is made for the next book with the introduction of the arrival of the next villain who is the return of an old favourite!
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I have to say that while on the front it advertises "Evil," "Horror," and "Laffs," the only actual "horror" I saw was the description of two people sloppily kissing each other. Weirdly, one of the other books advertises "Romance! Just kidding!" on the cover, yet this one mentions nothing and it does sort of have romance! Besides that, the hypnotized evil bionic hamster, the description of how adults are bonkers, and the pretend violence that you animate yourself by flipping the page back and forth is the usual Pilkey classic humor. And the title of an upcoming book really, really amused me: Frankenfart vs. the Bionic Barf Bunnies from Diarrhea Land by Evil Dav Pilkey. Hmmm.
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More About the Author

"Considered one of the most popular contemporary authors for readers in elementary school, (Dav Pilkey) is also regarded as a talented artist and inventive humorist as well as a subtle moralist. ...He underscores his works--even at their most outrageous--with a philosophy that emphasizes friendship, tolerance, and generosity and celebrates the triumph of the good-hearted."
-The Educational Book & Media Association

PRAISE FOR CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS:

"Pilkey's sharp humor shines, and is as much fun for parents as their young readers." PARENTS' CHOICE FOUNDATION

"Combines empowerment and empathy with age-appropriate humor and action" - BOOKLIST

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

"(One of the) 5 Books That All Children Should Read" - HEALTHY FAMILY MATTERS

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

2012 PARENTS' CHOICE AWARD WINNER

Dav Pilkey is the Caldecott Honor Award-winning author and illustrator of more than 50 books for children. Check out his award-winning website at www.Pilkey.com

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