Dav Pilkey created something special when he created a half-naked crime-fighting hero called Captain Underpants. If there’s anything my six-year-old loves more than candy, it’s a good joke about underwear. Or poop. Or sometimes both. I’ve yet to read him any of the books in the Captain Underpants saga without cringing over a joke or name that I know will become the newest mantra in our house (thanks a lot, Tippy Tinkletrousers). But isn’t that the fun part of being a kid? Once you hit your thirties those sorts of jokes just get you weird looks.
The latest installment in the series, Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers (whew!) came out today and it looks to be the most exciting yet!
A world without UNDERPANTS?!!!
When we last saw our heroes, George and Harold, they had been turned into evil zombie nerds doomed to roam a devastated, postapocalyptic planet for all eternity. But why, you might ask, didn’t the amazing Captain Underpants save the boys from this frightening fate? Because Tippy Tinkletrousers and his time-traveling hijinks prevented George and Harold from creating Captain Underpants in the first place! Now, having changed the course of human history forever, they’ll have to figure out a way to CHANGE IT BACK.
Could this be the end for Captain Underpants?!! (Amazon 2013)
When six-year-old literary critic and self-declared genius, Cole, was asked for a comment on the series he replied, “They’re TRA-LA-LA-RIFFIC!” He also added that he would gladly finish his broccoli if I promised to purchase him the new book tomorrow. Let the record show that this blogger is certainly not above bribing.