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Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers (Captain Underpants #9) Hardcover – August 28, 2012

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Book 9 of 11 in the Captain Underpants Series

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Gr 2-5-This installment in the dependably goofy series picks up with George and Harold, who have been wrongfully accused of crimes committed by their evil twins, now in juvie. However, they soon travel back in time to kindergarten, courtesy of the troublemaking Tippy Tinkletrousers. Their biggest issue now is that they are stuck as kindergarteners and they don't have Captain Underpants to save them from Kipper Krupp, the sixth-grade bully. Will they be able to beat him on their own? Pilkey holds true to the formula his readers love, with clever cartoons throughout the book and plenty of humor. In spite of the fact that this is a very silly book, Pilkey does also manage to include some anti-bullying messages. It's sure to be a hit with beginning chapter-book readers, particularly fans of the series.-Elizabeth Swistock, Jefferson Madison Regional Library, VAα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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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"
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"Celebrates the triumph of the good-hearted."
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"(One of the) 5 Books That All Children Should Read"
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"A triumph of irreverence." --NEWSWEEK

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"For every downtrodden fun-seeking kid who never wanted to read a book." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Subversively hilarious." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Celebrates the triumph of the good-hearted." --The Educational Book and Media Association

"It'll make kids laugh until soda comes out of their noses." --BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS


PUBLISHERS WEEKLY – JULY 13, 2012

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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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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 18 years
  • Grade Level: 2 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 850L (What's this?)
  • Series: Captain Underpants (Book 9)
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.; First Edition edition (August 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545175348
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545175340
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Author/Reviewer Geri Ahearn TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 28, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Dav Pilkey delivers another fun-filled story in the ninth Captain Underpants novel. In this funny adventure, the boys have no choice but to face Kipper Krupp, the big bully, on their own. Tormented by Kipper in the past, the boys create a clever plan to defeat the bully, and this plan is filled with many unexpected upcoming events to finally seek revenge. 'Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers' will have any child laughing-out-loud as it entertains throughout. A triumph in this hilarious series, enjoyable, and Recommended for young readers!
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I read this book aloud for my tween sons. We're fans of the series, and we all enjoyed it very much. The pranks were pretty funny and elaborate, and the story could be used as a jumping off point for a conversation about bullying. Do Harold and George go too far in bullying the bullies? What can you do when the principal (or another grown-up) ignores bullying in real life?

This book (#9) is by far the longest of the series at 303 pages. By comparison, "Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman" (#5) is the second longest book we own in the series, at 170 pages. Perhaps that's why we didn't like #9 quite as much as usual - it seemed in any case that the first 10 chapters were a little slow.

I must add: don't judge a book by its title. As a mom, I was very negative to the series before my boys got their first book of the series as a gift. We read it, and I liked it a million times more than I expected.
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Started buying this series for my husband to read to our toddler on his nights to read! My husband was griping that he only had a few books that he would read to our son because of his own preference so we got a captain underpants and haven't looked back! My husband enjoys reading these to our 3 year old son and our son loves daddy's enthusiasm, voices and excitement reading them! Wonderful buy for any dad's looking for books they enjoy reading as well!
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I didn't even know these books existed until my nine-year old son asked me to buy the Kindle book. He must really love this book, because he finished it within a day. He then proceeded to tell me an entire summary of the book. If this series is getting him to summarize the stories, then I'm a new fan. It is a pretty hilarious story. We will definitely order more in future.
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My 7 year old son loves Captain Underpants & was just missing two books. This and the other one we ordered arrived in perfect condition and on time. It was actually cheaper for us to order the hard cover books using our prime membership.
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Great books for readers who are around first and second grade. My little boy who is 7 has read all the books up to this one with help from his sister and I. It encourages imagination and sounding out of rediculously funny words. He looks forward to reading the next one that we just recently ordered!!
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My son loved the book. He is 7 and I downloaded the book and he had it read by the end of the day. He is a very good reader, so I don't know if most 7 year olds would read it that quickly, but he loved it. Normally I would not give such a high rating to a book that he read so quickly, but the series keeps him reading, so that, by itself, deserves 5 stars!
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I bought this as a gift for a friend's son, age 8. I don't know him very well and picked it because of how much my daughter enjoys the books in this series. It was a huge hit. The hardcover made it a nice gift, and this kiddo dove right in as soon as he unwrapped it! Turns out he's already a fan of the series and he hadn't read this one. A great response for a reasonably-priced gift. This is not the first time I've given a hardcover book from this series as a gift and it won't be the last!
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