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The Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book o' Fun Paperback – March 1, 2001

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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

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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
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Lexile Measure: 570 (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Sky Press; 1/30/01 edition (March 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439267617
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439267618
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.2 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
If you have kids that have enjoyed reading the 4 Captain Underpants books before, they will surely love the gags in this book. Although it's not an epic tale like the previous chapter books, it is full of the typical "potty humor" that is classic Pilkey. Some of the jokes are a bit over the top (or should I say "in the sewer"?), but if you don't mind that, your kids will surely have fun doing all the activies, especially the mad-lib fill-in-the-blanks story. Just be warned, it might keep kids up half the night laughing if they read it for their bedtime story time. Or worse, they might need to change their pajamas if they laugh as hard as mine did!
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If your child loves Captain Underpants, this is more of the nonsense that made Captain Underpants so much fun for kids! Lots of activities and the same Dav Pilkey humor! A fun book for the car or a snowy afternoon inside!
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This book is great, including that it has ideas to make a comic book, ideas to make FLIP-O-RAMA, and a whole new Captain Underpants Comic Book "Hairy Potty." This is A++++ Material.
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Ever on a quest to discover delicious books that would tempt my struggling and most reluctant readers, I decided to get past the title and those "tightie whities" on the cover. So as the school year began, I finally gave Captain Underpants a try. I purchased several copies of Dav Pilkey's Epic Novels & casually added them to the "buffet table." Most of the seven to eleven year olds in my special ed class shy away from "challenging chapter books." So for them, the Extra Crunchy Book O' Fun works on many levels. It makes Captain Underpants accessable to all my students, and meets the diverse needs and interests of each one. It has all kinds of reading & all kinds of learning for all kinds of kids.
Mine all learn differently, most have attention-deficit disorder & many would rather draw than read any day of the year. A quote from this book is now the theme of an interactive bulletin board,
"...be prepared to suffer for your art." It's been so motivating that now I've bought each student his/her own personal copy of The CU Extra-Crunchy Book O' Fun. They'll be great holiday gifts.
I began reading the first epic novel aloud during shared reading and students started sitting still, listening attentively, for longer and longer stretches each day. AMAZING!! Dav Pilkey is a genius! Harold and George and Captain Underpants have brought us through some of the darkest days in our lifetime. Laughter truly does heal. Dav's books are now flying off the "buffet table." We have added so many more, including the deliciously cheesy Giant Robot series of easier chapter books. Our inquiry-based literacy projects have been enriched by Dav's web site(davpilkey.com).
How students wish "WEDGIE POWER" would work on the terrorists! If they reissue Dav's first book, World War Won, we may find out!
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My son loves the books, so when we bought this one, we thought it would be a real winner. We were, unfortunately, wrong. The problem is that it is an activity book whose pages unbind and drop out too easily, and it is not a good size for laying down and writing in or drawing in. Because it is the same size and binding type as the "reading" books, it just doesn't lend itself to being an "activity book".
Content is fine and right in line with the other books. I just think the execution is lacking.
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My son LIVES for these books. I know it's not the best example of a book that enriches a child life or anything, but it did get my son interested in books and reading. That was the most important thing to my husband and I. He gets so excited every time a new on arrives!
I think they've read 7 or 8 of the books so far. They read them together each night before bed, so we all kind of have a special love for these books, I think we always will.
The stories are goofy and funny, they don't have valuable lessons really, they are just fun and goofy and good.
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I should start by saying I didn't read the description before I purchased this, and I should have. I bought it for a student who beat me in a reading competition. He is a fan of Captain Underpants and chose this as his book, as it is the only one he doesn't have. When I asked him what he thought of it, he said it was "stupid" and that there wasn't much to read.
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Dav Pilkey writes the most interesting children's books that a mischievous little boy (or girl?) would want to hear. We have bought and read the entire series as well as the Diaper baby and robot books and are waiting for more.
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