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The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Captain Underpants #1)
The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Captain Underpants #1) | Dav Pilkey
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Meet Captain Underpants, a superhero with a true identity that is SO secret, even HE doesn't know who he is! Now with a full-color bonus chapter! George and Harold have created the greatest superhero in the history of their elementary school -- and now they've accidentally brought him to life! Read the first book in this bestselling series about two creative kids and the zany misadventures that follow when Captain Underpants leaps off the page to save the day! Acclaimed author and Caldecott Honor artist Dav Pilkey takes readers on a wild ride in this outrageously funny, action-packed, easy-to-read chapter book. With illustrations on every page, it's great for both beginning and chapter-book readers, and sure to turn even the most reluctant of readers into lifelong fans. This updated ebook edition now includes a bonus chapter in full-color that reveals the true origins of Captain Underpants! 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
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HotMessJess
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Our B turns 5 (you read that right) this week. Our family spends Saturdays visiting the bookstore and grabbing lunch together. We still do the library, and our library is AWESOME, but there is something so exciting about visiting the bookstore and hanging out together. And of course we see the changes at home too. It‘s such a fun thing to watch a book nerd grow up. ❤️

Soubhiville This photo makes me so happy! I love seeing kids enjoying a book. 📖🖤 1mo
kspenmoll How wonderful! My son loved the Captain Underpants series. 1mo
HotMessJess @kspenmoll it‘s been an absolutely awesome book for us. He loves the comic aspect and George and Harold! They are super delightful books!! I‘m glad they exist 1mo
HotMessJess @Soubhiville me too!! We‘ve been very cognizant of letting him choose. Last thing I want to do is force him to read and make him hate it. This was a “caught in the wild moment too”. He picked it up on his own! I was thrilled. 1mo
AmyG I love when kids enjoy reading. That was me! Always a nose in a book. 1mo
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HotMessJess
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I‘ve said it since he was born: Raise Readers. #raisereaders

Jjaxn95 I used to love these when I was a kid! 9mo
HotMessJess @Jjaxn95 it‘s B‘s new favorite and he‘s in love! We really battled with getting him to sit and read with us for a few months. We stumbled on Dog Man (followed by Captain Underpants) and it‘s now him BEGGING us to read more. My heart exploded! They‘re GREAT books. 9mo
Jjaxn95 @HotMessJess that‘s so awesome!! My nephews 6yrs and 5yrs are super into Dog Man. They‘re a great gateway into developing a love for reading. 9mo
HotMessJess @Jjaxn95 I agree!! Dav Pilkey is definitely B‘s “gateway” author LOL 9mo
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rockpools
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I‘ve spent LOADS of time this week being told how funny Captain Underpants is, by enthusiastic young readers. Or ordering in different titles for children who have read everything Underpants we have. Or just hunting for Dav Pilkey books, cos they refuse to stay on the shelf.

So this evening I decided to actually read one… Turns out they are quite fun. And I did like the Flip-E-Rama section. I might even be up for reading more.

Tra-La-Laaa!

BookishMadHatter I've read all of these with my daughters as well as the Dog Man and Cat Kid Comic Club books ... several times each actually lol. We have loads of fun with them 12mo
TEArificbooks The Investigators and Agent Moose are similar book series for those kids that have read all Dog Man/Dav Pilkey books 12mo
Aimeesue I will confess to loving the lo-tech Flip-E-Ramas in Pilkey's books. I'm easily amused. 😂 12mo
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rockpools @BookishMadHatter Dog Man is on the TBR. I didn‘t know Cat Kid was a thing, but will see what we have. They‘re a lot more fun than I expected! 12mo
rockpools @TEArificbooks THANK YOU! As a recovering business librarian, I‘ve a lot of catching up to do with the children‘s literature- this is VALUABLE INFORMATION. I‘ll check them out 😊 12mo
rockpools @Aimeesue Same. 😂😂. I was reading on Kobo, and read the instructions SO carefully! 12mo
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mahala28

never underestimate the power of captain underpants

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mahala28

who wouldn‘t want to pick up something called captain underpants?

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mahala28
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I love this book. I think it is great for getting children into reading and having a fun time doing it. It is silly and uplifting

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WineAuntKK

“Only one thing can help us now,” said
George.
“What?” asked Harold.
“Rubber doggy doo-doo,” said George.”

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WineAuntKK

Overall, a fun series. The series relies on potty humor and I think that really speaks to what the kids can find funny at the intended age rage. Also is perfect for reader withADHD.

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WineAuntKK
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Graphica. Captain Underpants is a series series a graphic novels. This book is the first book in the series. The books have energetic, fun filled illustrations that enrich the text and really give it that comic book feel. Some may say this series is filled with too much disrespect and potty humor to be appreciate for kids. But I think it really can speak their language and help older kids enjoy reading.

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Mboyd28

George and Harold were usually responsible kids. Whenever anything bad happened, George and Harold were usually responsible.

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Mboyd28

I love when George and Harold first hypnotize their principle and when he first transforms into the famous hero!

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Mboyd28
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Another one of my favorites! Captain Underpants is a funny adventure as two mischievous fourth graders hypnotize their mean principle into thinking he is a superhero. The superhero of course is Captain Underpants who fashions a pair of whitey tighties and a red cape.

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erinhannahs

“Captain Underpants was faster than a speeding waistband.... more powerful than boxer shorts...“

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erinhannahs

These books tell the funny adventures that Captain Underpants goes on....

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erinhannahs
Mehso-so

The Adventures of Captain Underpants series was written by Dav Pilkey. I never really read these books as a kid. I really liked the illustrations in the book. In addition, I really like the pages that have the comic book look to them.

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MaggieCarr
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When your 7 year old tells you how to take a photo of him in his #CaptainUnderpants pajamas to send to Grandma.

Texreader Awwww! 1y
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victoriaberns
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Graphic Novel. sooooo funny for children! one of my favs from elementary school

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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When you go to the library to check out books and there are #bookish pumpkins!

I love this display and think Captain Underpants and Pigeon are my favorites! Do you have a favorite one?

Bookzombie They are all cute! I would probably pick Pigeon. 2y
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tra la la la laaaaaa. sorry i love that when he dose that lol. i love captain underpants captain under pants series revolves around two fourth-graders, George Beard and Harold Hutchins, living in Piqua, Ohio, and Captain Underpants, an aptly named superhero from one of the boys' homemade comic books, who accidentally (“kinda on purpose“) becomes real when George and Harold hypnotize their cruel, bossy, and ill-tempered

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TEArificbooks
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Watched the holiday special of Captain Underpants and AlienXmas in on Netflix. 11 pts #teamreadnosedreindeer #wintergames 2020 @StayCurious

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S3V3N
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When I taught elementary school my students loved this series. I never read it. Tonight, I needed something light. I'm glad I finally checked it out. It was actually funny.

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zaya bae

So far the book Captain underpants is good. It's very humorous and entertaining. For example, they create a superhero that acts pretty foolish but hilarious. Overall it's a good book so far. I do recommend this book for people who love to laugh and like pictures/ illustrations in the book, it's funny but maybe it wouldn't appeal to people who don't appreciate childish humor.

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Book_Fairy_Mary
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Just hanging out with Captain Underpants 😜

JulietReads OMGOSH 🤣 4y
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gradcat
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#LilithJuly

(Day 30 - #WhiteFlag)

*I‘m such a kid. When I see a white flag, it makes me think of “running underwear up the flagpole,” which used to be a joke back when my dad was in school (the year would be 1950—I don‘t know if anybody knows the joke nowadays). Then that reminded me of the Captain Underpants books by Dav Pilkey, which are set in Piqua, Ohio. I probably don‘t need to say anymore—I‘m pretty sure you guys think I‘m nuts by now.

cobwebmoth I used to work in Piqua, OH.😊 5y
Cinfhen Ha!! Love the way you think 💡🙌🏻♥️ 5y
KarenUK 😂😂👍💕 5y
gradcat @cobwebmoth Wow! It looks like there might be some kind of military installation there? Not sure about that, though. 5y
gradcat @Cinfhen & @KarenUK Thank you! You guys are great! ♥️👍 5y
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyMay19 Day 5: #Responsible for mischief, evidently. Apparently, there‘s quite a lot of hoohah about George and Harold. Kinda like Ernie and Bert. 🧚🏼‍♀️😂📚💕

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WoodsKatie
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Captain Underpants, written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey, is a (F) banned graphic novel for kids in grades 3-6. There is a whole series and other series by the same author about this character, Captain Underpants. It is comedic, dramatic, and filled with toilet humor.

WoodsKatie It would be best in a LC or IR setting so you can see the story and the pictures.3 The book satisfies UDL guidelines 2.5 and 5.2 as well as ESOL strategies 12 and 30. I surprisingly found a class lesson plan for the book. It looks inclusive and fun! https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/adventures-cap... #LAE3414sp19 5y
DrSpalding Children absolutely love captain underpants. Independent reading would be best! 5y
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Raegenpatzer

Sorry I‘m not posting anymore I‘m quitting #quitting

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erincox

“Mr. P why are you trying to get rid of laughter? Isn‘t laughter the best medicine?”

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erincox

This series was my favorite when I was a little kid. Every book has a new adventure that you get to follow along with. I could never put the books down. This would be a great series to have in your elementary classroom so your students can also follow along the adventures of Captain Underpants.

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erincox
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Realistic Contemporary Fiction Published 1997
This series is based off of two fourth grade students and Captain Underpants. Every book is about a new adventure that these boys take on.

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ashley_o13
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Bookstore shopping 🤓📖

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Raegenpatzer

Hi

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Raegenpatzer
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I love it

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 5y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 5y
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AlwaysForeverReading Welcome to Litsy!!! :) 5y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 5y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 5y
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Butterfinger
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My little girl's last night as a 7 year old and this is what she chooses to read with me. I will not grumble because it won't be long before she will not want to read and snuggle with her momma. 😭😭💖 Happy birthday my baby girl.

SassyBookworm Happy Birthday to your little sweetheart!!🎂🎁🎉 5y
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Gina
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My boy's loved his books!!! Way to go Dav!

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Blaire
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My 6 year old gives this book two thumbs up. We have almost finished all the dog man books so decided to try another Pilkey book. The humour was right up my son‘s alley and we both liked learning that Pilkey orginally creates captain underpants when he was in grade 2.

LibrarianJen Someone gave my son a box set of the 1st 8 Captain Underpants books for Christmas. He loves them so much and we are already on the third book. 5y
merelybookish My son's both have loved Captain Underpants. Potty humour FTW! 5y
Ericalambbrown These are fantastic! My daughter loved them when she was little. (She‘s 20 now 😊) Brings back memories 💕 you‘ll treasure this for years to come 5y
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sammisho My six year old loves these! We read all the Captain Underpants, all the Dogmans and just finished his Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot series, which we recommend! 5y
Blaire @sammisho nice! We‘ll have to move on to the mighty robot series next! 5y
Blaire @LibrarianJen @merelybookish @Ericalambbrown yes. It is so much fun finding books to enjoy together and watch him laugh out loud. 5y
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SW-T
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Great story!

Nephew loved this when he was little.

#authorbio #captainunderpants #davpilkey

britt_brooke 💚💚💚 5y
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Leniverse
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My youngest has his TBR ready for the #readathon this weekend. He was worried that 11 Pokemon volumes and two Dog Man books wouldn‘t be enough, so I got him a ten book set of Captain Underpants (at a ridiculous outlet offer, they were practically the price of one book). He has read three of them before, but still figures maybe he has enough books that he can read one Dog Man book before the readathon. 😂

Bookzombie Makes my heart so full that he is so into it! 💗 5y
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ashley_o13
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This is what happens when his school has a book fair at #barnesandnobles .

#bookhaul 📖

Reviewsbylola Awww he‘s so happy! 5y
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Amanda23
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1 - I don't read a lot of funny books but this series is one of best and funniest kids books I've ever read.
2 - July.
3 - 2 boys, 11 and 13.
4 - Reece Peanut Butter cups.
5 - Happy Birthday!!

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

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TheBookAddict
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#audiocoloring and #audiogaming with my guys! Perfect evening. We chuckled quite a bit while listening to this. #hoopla #litsyloveslibraries

Ruri_kaichou What a lovely evening! 6y
TheBookAddict @Ruri_kaichou 😊 it sure was! 6y
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BookishMadHatter
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Raising them right. I love that my kids love books

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toofondofbooks
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Definitely my child 😍

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Chellebearss
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This was our latest bedtime chapter book and I was informed by my 4yo that this was "waaaaay better" than the last book we read. Who doesn't love adventure and flying underpants?! ??? #80of2018

monalyisha Well now I need to know what the last, loser, dud book was! 😅 (I‘m sure it was actually great, too.) 6y
Chellebearss @monalyisha ha! She loved it at the time but this one was goofy and had more pictures 6y
tammysue She‘s a cutie! 💕 6y
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Lmstraubie
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A fun, silly read for dormant readers, developing readers or really anyone who loves reading. I can't believe it took me this long to read a book from this series. Yes it's completely ridiculous, but sometimes that's exactly what you need. 🙂 #Lilythelibrarydog agrees 🐶

JoScho Great picture ❤️❤️❤️ 6y
MrsMalaprop My 9yo is a massive fan. They are quite funny and totally ridiculous 🤪😂. 6y
wanderinglynn That‘s adorable! 😂❤️🐶 6y
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MicheleinPhilly 😍😍😍😍 6y
Reviewsbylola I need to remember to buy some of these for when my kids are a bit older. 6y
Lmstraubie @JoScho @wanderinglynn Thank you 🐶❤️ 6y
Lmstraubie @Reviewsbylola I can't believe it took me this long to read one. I guess neither of my boys were ever a fan. I just loved the complete silliness of them. 🤪 🤣 6y
britt_brooke My boys love the potty humor. 😆 6y
mrozzz 😍☺️😄 6y
mrp27 Cute pup! Captain Underpants is a surprisingly good and funny read. 6y
Peddler410 My daughter — now nine and reading Harry Potter — tried Capt Underpants and Junie B.Jones. She did not like them for all the reasons most kids do! She can be quite serious at times; her only child status plays into that a bit, I think. (edited) 6y
hermyknee Such a cute photo!!! 6y
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Lmstraubie
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The first book from my #middlegrade #TBR pile. I can't believe I haven't read one from this series yet. I'm way over due!!!

sammisho It is my 6 yo son's favorite! 6y
kspenmoll My son loved these! 6y
Dolly Why do cats stare at someone who‘s undressed? 6y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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This was fun!

julesG 😀😀 6y
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