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Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers : Captain Underpants - Dav Pilkey

Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers

Captain Underpants

Hardcover Published: 29th August 2012
ISBN: 9780545175340
Number Of Pages: 290
For Ages: 7 - 9 years old

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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!

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.

Industry Reviews

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

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The critics are CRAZY about UNDERPANTS!

"Irresistible." -- Entertainment Weekly

"Call Pilkey... the savior of the 'reluctant reader.'" -- USA Today

"So appealing that youngsters won't notice that their vocabulary is stretching." --
School Library Journal

"Pilkey's sharp humor shines, and is as much fun for parents as their young readers."
-- Parents' Choice Foundation

"Combines empowerment and empathy with age-appropriate humor and action." --
Booklist

"Celebrates the triumph of the good-hearted." -- The Educational Book and Media
Association

ISBN: 9780545175340
ISBN-10: 0545175348
Series: Captain Underpants
Audience: Children
For Ages: 7 - 9 years old
For Grades: 2 - 4
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 29th August 2012
Publisher: Scholastic US
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57

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Dav Pilkey

About the Author


Dav Pilkey was born on March 4th, 1966 in Cleveland, OH. His father (David, Sr.) was a steel salesman, and his mother (Barbara) was the organist at a local church. Dav's older sister (Cindy) was a highly-skilled professional tattletale.

After setting the school's all-time record for the amount of time spent in the principal's office, Dav was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder and severe hyperactivity. By the start of first grade, Dav had successfully moved into the role of class clown. He was the undisputed king of funny noises, and held the classroom record for the number of crayons he could stick up his nose at one time (a record he still holds to this day).

Everybody in Dav's class thought he was pretty funny, except for one person - his teacher!

Dav's teacher didn't care for his particular brand of humor, so she began sending him out into the hallway. Before long, Dav was spending so much time in the hall that his teacher moved a little desk out there for him.

In the hallway, Dav would sit down at his desk, take out his art supplies, and start drawing. At first, he drew only pictures, but as time went on Dav began making up stories, too.

Dav attended a very strict high school, and things just got worse. Dav’s teachers hated his sense of humor, and often discouraged his artistic talents.

In 1984, Dav Pilkey attended Kent State University as an art major. While attending a freshman English class, one of Dav's professors complimented him on his creative writing skills, and encouraged him to write books. Dav thought this was a novel idea, and began working on his first children's book.

Dav learned about a contest for students who write and illustrate their own books. The winners got their books published! So Dav began creating his first book, World War Won, and entered it in The National Written and Illustrated By...Awards Contest for Students. Within a year, Dav had won the contest and was flying to Kansas City, Missouri to meet the editors and publishers at Landmark Editions, Inc.

Shortly after the publication of World War Won, Dav moved back to Kent, Ohio where he wrote and illustrated many more books. During this time, Dav found a cute stray puppy and named her 'Little Dog'. She soon became his best friend.

In 1990, Dav dreamed one night that he was supposed to move to Oregon, so a couple of years later, he and Little Dog headed out West.

In 1999, Dav and Little Dog moved to a small island in Washington. Dav and Little Dog enjoyed taking long walks on the beach, and sometimes they even went kayaking together. But their favorite thing of all was to walk down the street to the island’s local sushi restaurant. Dav was the only customer in the restaurant who had special permission to bring his dog in with him. As Dav would eat yummy vegetarian sushi rolls, Little Dog would sit under his table and eat her own meal (a chicken dinner that the restaurant’s owner, Sayuri, prepared especially for her).

After a few years, Dav and Sayuri (pronounced Sy-you-dee) fell deeply in love and were married on the beach under a full moon in 2005.

Currently, Dav is working hard on a set of epic novels based on the Captain Underpants comic books he wrote in elementary school while sitting out in the hallway.

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