Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers

Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers

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Tra-la-laaa! Captain Underpants is back in an all-new epic adventure that's the zaniest, funniest, outrageousest, and time-travelingiest yet! When we last saw our heroes, George and Harold, they were under arrest and headed for prison. Then Harold foolishly uttered the fateful words "What could be worse than going to jail for the rest of our lives?" and changed the course of human history. In this ninth epic novel, Dav Pilkey takes readers back in time to the carefree days of kindergarten, when the worst thing George and Harold had to face was NOT evil mad scientists or alien cafeteria ladies but a sixth-grade bully named Kipper Krupp, the nephew of their clueless school principal. And because George and Harold don't actually invent Captain Underpants until fourth grade, the two clever kindergartners are on their own -- using their brains to beat the bully. Hold on to your UNDERPANTS -- the Captain is back!show more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 290 pages
  • 144.78 x 210.82 x 20.32mm | 566.99g
  • Scholastic US
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0545175348
  • 9780545175340
  • 24,361

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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: // (978-0-545-17534-0)"show more

About Dav Pilkey

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 more

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2,937 ratings
4.24 out of 5 stars
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4 23% (676)
3 13% (392)
2 5% (152)
1 3% (76)
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