Captain Underpants: Super Diaper Baby 2 by Dav Pilkey

by |June 9, 2011
If Dav Pilkey had been writing when I was a boy I am sure I would have taken to reading at a much younger age. These books are funny, gross and… have I said funny? With lively illustrations which scream out to be coloured in and with jokes and games a plenty, the Captain Underpants series is a must for all grotty boys and snotty girls (and for nice boys and girls who wish their parents would let them tell more fart jokes).
If your kids haven’t read any Captain Underpants books you’ll want to remedy that – go here to start at the beginning.
If your kids have read all of the Captain Underpants books but haven’t heard of Super Diaper Baby you might want to start with Super Diaper Baby 1

But if your super cool and super well read kid has gobbled all of the Captain Underpants books and Super Diaper Baby, too, then they’ll want to know this:

The Baby is back!!!!!

George and Harold (the co-stars of the enormously popular Captain Underpants series) are in big trouble again! Their mean principal, Mr. Krupp, has demanded that they stop making comics about poop.

Always resourceful, the boys decide to create an all-new epic novel about a totally different subject: Pee!

Rip Van Tinkle started his career as an ordinary, everyday evil genius/inventor/bank robber. But when he awakens one morning to find himself transformed into a walking, talking puddle of pee-pee, he becomes determined to destroy every toilet in town.

Will the terrifying Rip Van Tinkle and his smart-alecky cat, Petey, ruin restrooms for the rest of us? Or could this be a job for the amazing Super Diaper Baby?

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This series is a must for the reluctant reader from six onwards. They make reading fun. I know a little reader who is ten who still re-reads her collection.

About the Author

When Dav Pilkey was a kid, his teachers thought he was disruptive, “behaviorally challenged,” and in serious need of a major attitude adjustment.

When he wasn’t writing sentences in the detention room, he could usually be found sitting at his private desk out in the hallway. There he spent his time writing and drawing his own original comic books about a superhero named Captain Underpants.

Dav’s teachers told him, “You’d better straighten up, young man, because you can’t spend the rest of your life making silly books.”

Dav was not a very good listener!

But seriously…
Dav Pilkey has written and illustrated several popular award-winning books for children. The Adventures of Captain Underpants, which has nearly one million copies in print, was an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists and a Publishers Weekly “Cuffie” Award winner for the Funniest Book of the Year; Dog Breath was awarded the California Young Reader Medal; The Paperboy was chosen as a Caldecott Honor Book. Mr. Pilkey also illustrated the IRA-CBC Children’s Choice Award-winning Dumb Bunnies books.

Dav Pilkey and his dog live in Oregon.

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About the Contributor

While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. ​Now, as the Director of Books at, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, will be published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.

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