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.

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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)

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:
365,322
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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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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Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best selling book. This is filled with jokes,
VaporThompson More than 1 year ago
All of these Captain Underpants books are amazing and very well written. I highly recommend them for your young one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These series of books, encourages my son to read!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son enjoys the whole series and wants to read them, making book report time easier.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Keeps the children wanting to read and enjoying it!
MicheleLeesBookLove More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 8 year old son thinks these books are awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was the first one i ever read and i loved harold and george
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Well it looks like the titles get longer as the series goes along doesn't it? Interesting read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Story line has humor my 7 year old appreciates and enough challenging words to push his boundaries.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my son amd he enjoyed it
Sheila-Sam More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
ChessTiger More than 1 year ago
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.
bookwormJW More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many twists and turns, all leading up to creating the wierd super villan Wedgie Woman.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Captain UnderPants is a really funny book. He makes me laugh every time i read the book. I would am reading a nother book soon. I try reading it while skate boarding!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love these books because they are funny and you just what to now whats gonig to happen as you read the book. The books always change and are great for all ages. I enjoy them and so should other people and i really never see anybody that hates these books that i now. Great a alsome a wonderfull stroy behind it you got to love Captain Underpants Aventures
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book it is one of my childrens favorites. Just because it has some bad words, who cares!!! Besides everybody knows some words and some day if they dont know the bad words they wont be able to defend themselves.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a great book i loved every stupid act he made and his friends are so funny p.s. i love all the books you write
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was totally cool. It made me laugh,It was a barrel of fun!!!!