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Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets
     

Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets

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by Dav Pilkey
 

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George and Harold are up to their usual tricks. Last time they hypnotized Principal Krupp into believing he was Captain Underpants. Now, by mistake, they bring to life the most disgusting, life-threatening monster -- the terrible Turbo Toilet 2000. Can anyone save the school from the terrifying attack of the Talking Toilets? Watch out world, big briefs are back!

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George and Harold are up to their usual tricks. Last time they hypnotized Principal Krupp into believing he was Captain Underpants. Now, by mistake, they bring to life the most disgusting, life-threatening monster -- the terrible Turbo Toilet 2000. Can anyone save the school from the terrifying attack of the Talking Toilets? Watch out world, big briefs are back!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this worthy sequel to The Adventures of Captain Underpants, Pilkey maintains the original's satiric, self-referential formula as he revisits fourth-grade pranksters Harold and George, along with their school principal and principle nemesis, Mr. Krupp (aka superhero Captain Underpants). Trouble begins when Harold and George sabotage a science fair and are punished with "The Invention Convention Detention." Bored, the boys collaborate on a comic book about Talking Toilets. To their surprise, the Toilets come to life and Mr. Krupp's alter ego is called into service. Worst of all, even the brave Captain Underpants may be no match for the Toilets' leader, "nearly a ton of twisting steel and raging porcelain" known as the TT 2000. Pilkey illustrates in uncomplicated black-and-white line drawings with washes of gray, and offers "Flip-O-RamaTM," which requires turning a page back and forth for low-low-budget animation ("Don't forget to add your own sound-effects!"). He promises "extremely graphic violence" in scenes of "a giant toilet getting its shiny hiney kicked," ridicules teachers named "Ms. Ribble" and "Miss Anthrope" and decides that the story just wouldn't be complete without "upchucking." Bart Simpson could learn a few things from the subversively hilarious Harold and George, who consider inventing a robot urinal ("The Urinator"), then decide, "They'll never let us get away with that in a children's book. We're skating on thin ice as it is!" Ages 7-10. (Feb.)
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6This epic novel opens with an introductory cartoon strip that tells the top-secret truth about how two kids, George and Harold, used the 3-D Hypno-Ring to hypnotize their principal, who now becomes Captain Underpants whenever he hears fingers snaping. In this second adventure, the boys are banned from attending the annual Invention Convention and sent to detention to keep them out of trouble. This, of course, is impossible, so they sneak into the school that evening and tamper with all of the inventions to wreak havoc. They also make copies of their newest comic strip of vicious attack toilets and the daddy monster of them allTurbo Toilet 2000. The copy machine is an invention that duplicates into live matter all images it copies and the attack toilets come to life. The wild story actually comes to a logical conclusion, but it really doesnt matter. The fun is in the reading, which is full of puns, rhymes, and nonsense along with enough revenge and wish fulfillment for every downtrodden fun-seeking kid who never wanted to read a book. The cartoon drawings and the amazing flip-o-rama pages make this book so appealing that youngsters wont notice that their vocabulary is stretching. Hooray for Captain Underpants! Watch him fly off your shelves.Marlene Gawron, Orange County Library, Orlando, FL Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781407104942
Publisher:
Gardners Books
Publication date:
09/03/2007
Series:
Captain Underpants Series
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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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 www.pilkey.com .

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Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
5 yr old Grandson can't read yet but by looking at the pics he uses his imagination to make up his own story. He loves the characters and just looks at the book many many times even sleeps with this series
Guest More than 1 year ago
Most of my reading stays in crime-noir (mainly Ellroy), political satire (Primary Colors and American Hero are favorites) and other stuff I probably shouldn't be reading (Chuck Palahniuk), but over the Christmas holidays, I spent some time with my 8 year old cousin, and she showed me her Captain Underpants book, I'll just say I found another set of books I shouldn't be reading. But it is a nice relief to know I shouldn't be reading it because of all the enjoyment I get out of the childish humor. Think of Toy Story and it's sequel. Why did they have such success? Simply because they appealed to adults as well as to children. Captain Underpants follows in this same fashion. I found myself lost in the silly humor and cheesy animation (Adding your own sound effects is much more fun than you'd imagine). Children will love this because it speaks to them. Adults, give it an open mind, and you'll enjoy it as well.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
The drawings were kind of fun and help conveys the humor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was agreat book i like captain underpnts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love this book im 14 years old and everyday that i am down i read this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this this book even that I broke it!!!!!!! I am on the book of Captain Underpants And the invasion of the incredibly naughty cafeteria ladies from outer space (and the subsequent assault of the equally evil lunchroom zombie nerds). I just can't hate captain underpants because it is so funny!!!!!!! I just can't stop loving captain underpants atall!!!!!!!!!!! I am just never going to stop loving it until I hate it and that will never even happen because it is hilarious!!!!!!!!!!! I can not stop wanting to read the whole entire captain underpants seires attall!!!!!!!!!!! I would love to read this whole seiries by the first of january in 2013!!!!!!!!!! But if we finish the seiries before 2013 it would be great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Easy to read and light hearted!
Guest More than 1 year ago
We bought this for our 6-year-old son and read it aloud to him at bedtime. He loves the gross-out potty humor, which is pretty age approriate. The storyline is imaginative with lots of action. George and Harold aren't the best role models for kids - they're sneaky and misbehave a lot. But, we just have to laugh when Captain Underpants takes off - tra la laaaa!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter loved this book. She laughed through out the entire story, there was never a dull moment. The captions and comics drew her in and it was a hilarious story. We didn't read the first adventure before this, but are now going back and reading them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very funny!
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Nothing like bathroom humor for the 3 to 8 year old age group!
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