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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Not what I was expecting because of the whole back story but I was very into the pranks and STUFFPublished 17 days ago by I'm stupid!!!!
I thought it was grows when tippy went splat
Although I did think it was very funny and I recommend this book for 11 year-old kids
THIS BOOK IS VERY GOOD AND YOU SHOULD READ IT! It is comedy gold. Best Captain Underpants adventure ever! !!!!!!!!!!!Published 1 month ago by Brian Hyvare
This gives background on the friendship of George and Harold. As entertaining as the ones prior to it. My 7 yr old loves them!Published 2 months ago by Jamie Troy
I ordered this book for my 9 yr. grandson and he did not put it down except to eat! This is the only review I can give. Read morePublished 3 months ago by MomMom
Awesome it is so awesome because Mr. Krupp get fired George an Harold prank some teenagers like a boss. Best BOOK EVERPublished 3 months ago by Braiden morrow
If your child is into wild crazy adventures, this is the book series for them. These books are sometimes a little over the top but very entertaining.Published 4 months ago by P. Lovell