Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman

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The fifth book in Dav Pilkey's mega-bestselling Captain Underpants series. Now with super-cool foil covers! Shiny! Fun!

George and Harold have really done it this time...they've created a MONSTER! She's faster, smarter, and more evil than anything the world has seen before--she's Wedgie Woman! With the help of her horrible robots and her horrendous hairdo, Wedgie Woman is on a mission to take over the world, and she'll give a whopping wedgie to anyone who stands in her ...

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Overview


The fifth book in Dav Pilkey's mega-bestselling Captain Underpants series. Now with super-cool foil covers! Shiny! Fun!

George and Harold have really done it this time...they've created a MONSTER! She's faster, smarter, and more evil than anything the world has seen before--she's Wedgie Woman! With the help of her horrible robots and her horrendous hairdo, Wedgie Woman is on a mission to take over the world, and she'll give a whopping wedgie to anyone who stands in her way--including Captain Underpants. Will Wedgie Woman's wicked ways spell the end for our heroes? You'll have to read the book to find out. And in the meantime...watch your back!

"George and Harold have really done it this time--they've created a monster! She's faster, smarter, and more evil than anything the world has seen before--she's Wedgie Woman! With the help of her horrible robots and her horrendous hairdo, Wedgie Woman is on a mission to take over the world, and she'll give a whopping wedgie to anyone who stands in her way--including Captain Underpants."--P. [4] of cover.

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  • The Captain Underpants Series
    The Captain Underpants Series  

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Potty humor is alive and well (and surprisingly refreshing) in Dav Pilkey's delightful series featuring an unlikely and unwitting superhero named Captain Underpants, who is actually a school principal. This time out, troublemaker students George and Harold are desperate to curtail the evil doings of their teacher, Ms. Ribble, who swears she is going to flunk them both after they wreak all kinds of havoc throughout the school. But things go woefully awry after the boys use their special 3-D Hypno Ring to try to turn Ms. Ribble into a wimpy woman who will do whatever they tell her to. Instead, they create a dastardly villain with a deadly beehive hairdo filled with special robotic claws.

The end result is the perfect nemesis for our underwear-wearing superhero: a wildly wicked woman armed with plenty of spray starch and robotic claws that excel at giving whopping wedgies. It's up to Harold and George to save the day (and principal Krupp), but it's for certain that things will get much, much worse before they ever get better. Pilkey's penchant for puns makes the story as much fun for adults to read as it is for kids, even if some of the jokes are real groaners. Pilkey ratchets up the fun even more by alternating his kinetic illustrations and story text with several sections of homemade comics that provide some of the history behind Captain Underpants's creation. And of course, no Captain Underpants adventure would be complete without a few pages of Flip-O-Rama action to provide some cheap and cheesy animation for the fight scenes.

It may not be great literature, but this latest installment in the Captain Underpants series is flush with kiddie humor -- guaranteed to generate tons of giggles and keep young hands and minds busy for hours. (Beth Amos)

Publishers Weekly
Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman serves up waistband-expanding comedy in this fifth story in the series. George and Harold struggle to pass fourth grade after their comic book imaginings rub their teacher, Ms. Ribble, the wrong way. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Librarians and teachers get ready, students will swamp you with requests for this fifth volume of the popular "Captain Underpants" series. George and Harry are in Ms. Ribble's fourth grade class and are the instigators of chaos. Unfortunately, they go too far when they trick Mr. Krupp, a.k.a. Captain Underpants, into delivering a marriage proposal to the crabby Ms. Ribble. They try to soften Ms. Ribble's anger by using the magic 3-D Hypno Ring. It fails and they end up creating the Wicked Wedgie Woman, who gives anyone who crosses her path a wedgie, while she relentlessly searches for Captain Underpants. George and Harry have to do some quick thinking, including writing a new comic and creating the magic words, " I summon the power of UNDERPANTYWORLD!" Elementary school and reluctant readers will once again giggle through this entire silly book full of jokes about starched underwear and fabric softener. 2001, Scholastic, $16.95. Ages 7 to 10. Reviewer: Wendy Pollock-Gilson
School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-Fans need not worry. Pilkey's imagination shows no sign of flagging here. When George and Harold's evil teacher announces her departure, she forces the class to write "Happy Retirement" cards for her. Instead, the two boys create a comic book in which they turn Ms. Ribble into the titular "Wicked Wedgie Woman." She sees the book, tells them that they are not allowed to use their imagination in school, and sends them posthaste to the principal. The two friends seize the opportunity to get him to sign a blank card to which they add his protestations of love for Ms. Ribble. Hilarious wedding high jinks ensue (but no marriage). To prevent the villainous woman from retaliating, the protagonists hypnotize her with their 3-D Hypno-Ring. Their plan backfires and a cosmic battle follows, complete with the familiar Flip-O-Rama feature. Among the highlights of this book is an alliterative post-wedding food fight in which, for example, the "creamy candied carrots clobbered the kindergarteners." There is a great deal of laugh-out-loud humor that will appeal to a wide audience. "Captain Underpants" is still one of the best series to get reluctant readers reading.-Tim Wadham, Maricopa County Library District, Phoenix, AZ Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Trying to salvage failing grades, George and Harold use their handy 3-D Hypno Ring on termagant teacher Ms. Ribble-and succeed only in creating a supervillain with a medusa-like 'do and a yen to conquer the world with wedgie power. Using a pair of robot sidekicks and plenty of spray starch, she even overcomes Captain Underpants. Is it curtains (or rather, wedgies) for all of us? Can the redoubtable fourth graders rescue the Waistband Warrior (a.k.a. Principal Krupp) and find a way to save the day? Well, duh. Not, of course, without an epic battle waged in low-budget Flip-O-Rama, plus no fewer than three homemade comics, including an "Origin of Captain Underpants" in which we learn that his home planet of Underpantyworld was destroyed by the . . . wait for it . . . "Starch Ship Enterprize." As in the previous four episodes, neither the pace nor the funky humor ("Diapers and toilets and poop . . . oh my!") lets up for a moment. Pilkey is still having entirely too much fun with this popular series, which continues to careen along with nary a whiff of staleness.
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Trying to salvage failing grades, George and Harold use their handy 3-D Hypno Ring on temagant teacher Ms. Ribble--and succeed only in creating a supervillain with a medusa-like 'do and a yen to conquer the world with wedgie power. Using a pair of robot of sidekicks and plenty of spray starch, she even overcomes Captain Underpants. Is it curtains (or rather, wedgies) for all of us? Can the redoubtable fourth graders rescue the Waistband Warrior (a.k.a. Principal Krupp) and find a way to save the day? Well, duh. Not, of course, without an epic battle waged in low-budget Flip-O-Rama, plus no fewer than three homemade comics, including and "Origin of Captain Underpants" in which we learn that his home planet of Underpantyworld was destroyed by the. . . wait for it. . . "Starch Ship Enterprize." As in the previous four episodes, neither the pace nor the funky humor ("Diapers and toilets and poop . . . oh my!") lets up for a moment. Pilkey is still having entirely too much fun with this popular series, which continues to careen along with nary a whiff of staleness.
---Kirkus Reviews, July 1st 2001

Fans need not worry. Pilkey's imagination shows no sign of flagging here. When George and Harold's evil teacher announces her departure, she forces the class to write "Happy Retirement" cards for her. Instead, the two boys create a comic book in which they turn Ms. Ribble into the titular 'Wicked Wedgie Woman." She sees the book, tells them that they are not allowed to use their imagination in school, and sends them posthaste to the principal. The two friends seize the opportunity to get him to sign a blank card to which they add his protestations of love for Ms. Ribble. Hilarious wedding high jinks ensue (but no marriage). To prevent the villainous woman from retaliation, the protagonists hypnotize her with their 3-D Hypno- Ring. Their plan backfires and a cosmic battle follows, complete with the familiar Flip-O-Rama™ feature. Among the highlights of this book is an alliterative post-wedding food fight in which, for example, the "creamy candied carrots clobbered the kindergarteners. "There is a great deal of laug-out-loud humor that will appeal to a wide audience. "Captain Underpants' is still one of the best series to get reluctant readers reading.
---School Library Journal, October 2001

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439050005
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2001
  • Series: Captain Underpants Series , #5
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 68,346
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Dav Pilkey
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 superhro 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Captain underpants5

    This is the best selling book. This is filled with jokes,



    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2012

    My 7 Year olds favorite book series

    All of these Captain Underpants books are amazing and very well written. I highly recommend them for your young one.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Capt Underpants does it again

    My 7 year old loves these books. They are silly, funny and they make him laugh out loud as he devours each page. Great for reluctant young readers. Also, check out the Ricky Ricotta books by this author.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    My son loves these series of books!

    These series of books, encourages my son to read!!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Must read childrens book!

    Keeps the children wanting to read and enjoying it!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 8, 2011

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    Kids love these books

    We bought this book used.

    The fifth book in the Captain Underpants series brings things back to the beginning and even busts out the 3D HypnoRing that started it all. Long-time troublemakers Harold and George try to break free from the smothering demands of their school by tricking Principal Krupp into asking their teacher, Ms. Ribble. to marry him. Ms. Ribble responds by flunking them. George and Harold try to correct things with the hypno-ring but only end up with a super powered evil woman on their hands.

    In a stellar super hero showdown featuring underwear, giant robots and prehensile hair George and Harold must save Captain Underpants from himself and get their teacher back to the mean old ordinary woman she's supposed to be.

    The Captain Underpants series is hilarious, fun and silly enough to pull in even the most resistant reader. The conflict is often based around George and Harold making mistakes and having to fix them and the language features a lot of puns and in jokes, which while silly are also great for helping kids with comprehension and language development. It should be a part of public collections for kids for sure and makes for great before-bed reading as well.

    Recommended for 6-12 yrs

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2013

    Okay

    Well it looks like the titles get longer as the series goes along doesn't it?

    Interesting read.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Boys will love it!

    My son enjoys the whole series and wants to read them, making book report time easier.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Another great Captain Underpants book

    Dav Pilkey delivers another exciting and hilarious book for young children to read. My son cant wait to have all of these books. It even has my 4 year old checking them out at the library.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Engaging Book for 6-8 year-old!

    This series of books is a great way to get your hesitant young readers interested. My sons loves the "bathroom humor", and even I get a chuckle at the antics of the two main characters.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2014

    My 8 year old son thinks these books are awesome!

    My 8 year old son thinks these books are awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    yes!

    these are great for young readers. the names made me hesitate to buy at first, but if they are meant to entertain, then they do their job

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    Awesome

    It was the first one i ever read and i loved harold and george

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Another Briefed Accomplishment.

    Story line has humor my 7 year old appreciates and enough challenging words to push his boundaries.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    I bought this book for my son

    I bought this book for my son amd he enjoyed it

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    My son loves this series

    This series is my 7 year old son's favorite. He reads and re-reads over and over again, which makes it a book well worth owning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2009

    Third grader

    I loved this book! It is very interesting because it has funny characters. The cool part about the book is the Flip O Rama's. I like the author's books because they are funny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2009

    MY SON LOVES THESE BOOKS. HE READS THE SERIES OVER AND OVER AGAIN. WORTH THE MONEY. WISH THERE WERE MORE.

    My son is just learning to read. This series is the only one that has captivated his interest. He will have us read them over and over again. He has now started to read them to himself. We have definately gotten our monies worth due to the heavy usage these books have taken. We even bought one of them used and you can tell that it was loved just as much by another kid. I wish the author would write some more.

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  • Posted June 16, 2009

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    Great for kids; it keeps them reading

    This book has kept my son reading!!! That is the most important thing. He has also started writing and drawing his own stories which is even better. He loves Capt. Underpants. As long as that is true I'll Purchase the books for him.

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

    Funny!

    My seven year old son loves these books. They are funny and he thinks he is reading a "comic book." He loves to read these on his own, which is great for developing his reading skills.

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