Apr. 29th, 2017

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Apr. 29th, 2017 03:55 am
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Title: The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Captain Underpants #1)
Author: Dav Pilkey
Format: Epub
Rating: 4.5/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: April 28, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Book Summary: Pilkey plays with words and pictures, providing great entertainment. The story is immediately engaging—two fourth-grade boys who write comic books and love to pull pranks find themselves in big trouble. Mean Mr. Krupp, their principal, videotapes George and Harold setting up their stunts and threatens to expose them. The boys' luck changes when they send for a 3-D Hypno-Ring and hypnotize Krupp, turning him into Captain Underpants, their own superhero creation. Later, Pilkey includes several pages of flip-o-ramas that animate the action. The simple black-and-white illustrations on every page furnish comic-strip appeal. The cover features Captain Underpants, resplendent in white briefs, on top of a tall building. This book will fly off the shelves.
Book Review: Real Rating: 4.5

Meet George and Harold.



These two fourth-grade students love playing pranks at school. They also love making their own comic book, Captain Underpants.



To distribute the comic to the rest of their school, they sneak into the office of the secretary and print them up. Unfortunately for these two, their principal, Mr. Krupp, is not a fan of children especially both Harold and George. He had been trying for quite some time to catch them in their act of pranking and one day, he gets his wish.



He brings to the two boys to his office and blackmails them into doing various chores at his home but the two boys are desperate to keep from being plummeted by their fellow classmates for ruining a football game and find a small ad in the paper for a hypno-ring.

When the ring comes in, they head to the principal's office to hypnotize him and it works!



Once they have him under their power, the two boys use their moment to not only get their things back but also to change Mr. Krupp, into first a chicken, and then a monkey, and finally their comic book superhero, Captain Underpants!



It is from there that all the hijinks ensue with Captain Underpants!

My opinion:

Although I am not the targeted audience with this book, it was a hilarious read. I found myself laughing out loud over the things these two kids get into with Captain Underpants. It was funny and fast-pace that kept you turning the page to the very end.

This would be a book that if you want to get your middle-grader reading. He or she would find it engaging and giggle at the parts of ensuing hijinks that makes Captain Underpants hilarious. George and Harold are pulled along for the ride as they try to keep Captain Underpants from getting into an assortment of trouble.

While reading this book, my nephew found himself interested when I started giving him small spoilers to the book that he came over to read beside me. This not normal for him. Although he does read on his own, he is often picky when it comes to books but I think now he may sit down with my Nook and read something other than the Percy Jackson books over and over again.

Seriously let your child read this book. You won't regret it especially once you hear them laughing.

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Apr. 29th, 2017 08:35 pm
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Title: Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets (Captain Underpants #2)
Author: Dav Pilkey
Format: Epub
Rating: 4.5/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: April 29, 2017
Book Summary: George and Harold are up to their usual tricks. Last time they hypnotized Principal Krupp into believing he was Captain Underpants. Now, by mistake, they bring to life the most disgusting, life-threatening monster -- the terrible Turbo Toilet 2000. Can anyone save the school from the terrifying attack of the Talking Toilets? Watch out world, big briefs are back!
Book Review: Real Rating: 4.5

George and Harold are back.

And so is Captain Underpants.

Our story begins with there being an upcoming Invention fair at the school. Both Harold and George were in it last year when they invented a glue that sticks people to their chair. This, however, did not go well with the teachers and students and it certainly did not go well with Mr. Krupp. In fact, this year's invention competition finds both Harold and George banned from it.

All this thanks to Mr. Krupp.

But George and Harold are determined to enter and win the grand prize - one day of being Principal of the school. They sneak into the place where all the inventions are at but Melvin is there. Melvin shows them his invention - the PATSY 2000. This invention has the ability to take an image and bring it to life. Melvin demostrates this when he places an image of a mouse in the machine and the a mouse runs out. Harold and George are unimpressed and make Melvin promise not tell on them. Unfortunately this comes back to bit them when everyone's inventions fail and Melvin tells on them.

This, of course, delights, Mr. Krupps, who has been looking for reason to now put them in permanent detention.

But Harold and George invent a quick way to fill those chalk boards and work on their comic book at the same time but they need to print the book before the morning. They know they are not suppose to leave, but they do this anyways and head out to the copy machine. The teachers are in there so they decide to use Melvin's invention.

And that is where the fun begins!

My opinion:

This one was hilarious! I found myself laughing out loud this evening while I was waiting for my friend to get off work. Harold and George never seem to learn any lesson from the last time and unfortunately Mr. Krupp being Captain Underpants is not helping anything for the boys.

I love how Mr. Krupps is still unaware that he is the underwear hero and that his alter ego is just funny as hell. He keeps those boys on their toes and they have no idea when or where he is going to appear at the snap of a finger.

This book is definitely something I think parents should read with their kids. It would keep the entire family laughing at the antics the two boys are getting into. It is well worth it.

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