Comics! Puzzles! Jokes! Laffs! Flip-O-Rama! Stickers! Sound too good to be true? Captain Underpants (The Adventures of Captain Underpants: An Epic Novel
, Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants
, etc.) is all about making readers happy, especially in this "really cheesy" (hey, the captain said it, not me) activity book starring everyone's favorite wedgie-powered superhero and his fourth-grade creators, George and Harold. Learn how to write your very own comic book, solve word-find puzzles, find your way out of Doctor Diaper's Devastating Diaper of Doom maze, pick up a few prank tips, make flip-o-rama pictures, complete the Cafeteria Ladies' Crazy Crossword, read all about Hairy Potty, the evil nuclear waste-enhanced toilet with werewolf fangs, and so much more. The exquisitely juvenile humor and (intentionally) unsophisticated artwork will have even reluctant readers clamoring for more from the very talented and irreverent Dav Pilkey. Pass the final exam and you can send away for your P.H.D. (Pilkey Honorary Diploma), make-it-yourself graduation cap with real artificial tassels, and a membership card. All three Terrifying Name Change-O-Charts 2000 are included, as well as a sheet of full-color stickers featuring Turbo Toilet, jockey-clad Captain Underpants, and the snickering troublemakers, George and Harold. (Ages 7 to 10) --Emilie Coulter
"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
"Celebrates the triumph of the good-hearted."
-THE EDUCATIONAL BOOK AND MEDIA ASSOCIATION
"(One of the) 5 Books That All Children Should Read"
-HEALTHY FAMILY MATTERS
"They'll (parents) appreciate children laughing as they dive in and page through this old-fashioned thing called a book."
-THE NEW YORK TIMES
"For every downtrodden fun-seeking kid who never wanted to read a book."
-SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL