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5.0 out of 5 stars Captain Underpants Wipes Out the Competition, November 9, 2008
This review is from: The Tra-la-laaa-mendous Captain Underpants Collection (Books 5-8) (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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Initial post: Dec 22, 2009 10:09:47 PM PST
Ofude' says:
Neither the Reviews nor the synopsis contain which titles are contained in this compilation.
It would be easier to decide whether to buy this book if I knew whether I already owned the
books contained in the compilation.
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