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"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

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

Dav Pilkey is the Caldecott Honor Award-winning creator of more than 40 books for children.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: The Blue Sky Press; Box edition (October 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545084938
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545084932
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 6.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By James Tepper VINE VOICE on November 9, 2008
Format: Paperback
My son, Jacob (age 7.5) has just finished reading Vol. 8, "Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People" to me out loud. It is the latest and last (so far) in the Captain Underpants series. The author and illustrator, Dav Pilkey, is an awesome talent. All the C.U. books contain sci-fi adventure built for children and are filled with super power juice, hypno-rings, time travel, alternate universes, evil teachers and principals, grandparents, robots and so on. They are also filled with humor (most of it, despite the titles, in exceedingly good taste) that appeals to the kids as well as to their parents (mean teacher Miss Anthrope), albeit perhaps at different levels. I laughed out loud consistently as my son read these to me. The dialog is snappy and cute, as are the illustrations and the books within books (comics drawn by the main characters, Harold and George complete with little kid illustrations and misspellings) that punctuate all the entries in the series.

A reasonable reading skill level (2 grade and above) is required for these and they are definitely better read BY children than TO children but are as enjoyable to adults as to their kids. These are great. Highly recommended.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By K. Young on June 11, 2013
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I wanted to get the next set of these books for my grandson. He is 6 and loves Captain Underpants. The reason I only gave it 3 stars is because the first set had books 1-5 and this set has 5-8. Who wants a duplicate book? I didn't realize it until after I had ordered the set. Why it wouldn't be 6-9 is beyond me.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dazzlem on June 28, 2009
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Captain Underpants Collection was read by my 10 year old son. He enjoyed the book alot and thought it was a funny story.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Scott on February 25, 2013
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My son loves these books! My only "beef" is that the previous collection has books 1-5 in it. This one also includes Book 5. Why? Why didn't they do a 6-9 instead of 5-8?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jane A. Penuel on June 15, 2010
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My son and I had a great time reading the whole series. We are wondering if the author is going to write anymore in this series. My son is a little behind on his reading and these books made it fun for him.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James Augustine on April 8, 2009
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A most excellent series for my boys, who are 7 and 9. My 9 year old read the series of books in about 4 or 5 days...riveted.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By VWelsh on October 9, 2010
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I read a review that kids really love these books, so I ordered them. My grandson (just turned 9) reads them to me over Skype, reads them on his own, takes them to school to read. He loves them. There are clever passages that surprise the reader. I don't recall the exact wording, but one example is a scene where it said something like "He hit the ball so hard it went right through page 91" -- on Page 91 of the book itself is a drawing of a hole where the ball went through. That was unexpected fun for my grandson. I would recommend these books based on my grandson's enthusiasm.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Class of '70 on February 20, 2009
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My 8 year old grandson loved this book set; one of his favorite Christmas gifts! I rated this 5 stars because of his reaction. However, I don't care for the writing style, a lot of intentionally misspelled words; that said, I am a firm believer that if the books give children a desire to read, then that overrides my preference to have all of the words spelled correctly!
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