Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Dav Pilkey
     
 

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George and Harold create a comic book superhero, Captain Underpants, and hypnotize their school principal into assuming his identity. This series tonge-in-cheek writing style and cartoonish drawings make it consistently laugh-out-loud funny.See more details below

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George and Harold create a comic book superhero, Captain Underpants, and hypnotize their school principal into assuming his identity. This series tonge-in-cheek writing style and cartoonish drawings make it consistently laugh-out-loud funny.

Editorial Reviews

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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613357678
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Series:
Captain Underpants Series, #5
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
672,117
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet 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 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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