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Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers
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"Pilkey's sharp humour shines, and is as much fun for parents as their young readers." -PARENTS' CHOICE FOUNDATION

"Combines empowerment and empathy with age-appropriate humour 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

The critics are CRAZY about UNDERPANTS!

"A triumph of irreverence." --NEWSWEEK

"Call Pilkey . . . the saviour of the 'reluctant reader.' " --USA TODAY

"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 centre FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS


PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - JULY 13, 2012

[STARRED REVIEW]

Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers

Dav Pilkey. Scholastic, $9.2 (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 centrepiece of this instalment 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 humour 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

Permalink: http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-545-17534-0 (978-0-545-17534-0) 

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About the Author

Dav Pilkey has written and illustrated numerous popular, award-winning books for children, including the Captain Underpants and Dumb Bunnies series; DOG BREATH, winner of the California Young Reader Medal; and THE PAPERBOY, a Caldecott Honor Book. He lives with his wife in the Pacific Northwest. Visit him online at www.pilkey.com.

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY JULY 13, 2012[STARRED REVIEW]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"Permalink: http: //www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-545-17534-0 (978-0-545-17534-0)" The critics are CRAZY about UNDERPANTS! "A triumph of irreverence." --NEWSWEEK "Call Pilkey . . . the savior of the 'reluctant reader.' " --USA TODAY "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 The critics are CRAZY about UNDERPANTS! "A triumph of irreverence." --NEWSWEEK "Call Pilkey . . . the savior of the 'reluctant reader.' " --USA TODAY "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[STARRED REVIEW]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"Permalink: http: //www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-545-17534-0 (978-0-545-17534-0) Praise for the Captain Underpants series "Full of puns, rhymes, and nonsense along with enough revenge and wish fulfillment for every downtrodden fun-seeking kid who never wanted to read a book. . . . Hooray for Captain Underpants! Watch him fly off your shelves." -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL "A triumph of irreverence." -NEWSWEEK Praise for SUPER DIAPER BABY 2 "Grown-ups will...appreciate children laughing as they dive in and page through this old-fashioned thing called a book." -THE NEW YORK TIMES Praise for THE ADVENTURES OF OOK AND GLUK "Few books can inspire the level of devotion seen by the Captain Underpants series, but Pilkey has likely re-created that feat with the joyous OOK AND GLUK..." -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

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