El Capitán Calzoncillos y el perverso plan del Profesor Pipicaca (Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants)

El Capitán Calzoncillos y el perverso plan del Profesor Pipicaca (Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants)

by Dav Pilkey, Miguel Azaola
     
 
Professor Pippy P. Poopypants may be the greatest scientific genius the world has ever known. Unfortunately, he has such a silly name that nobody takes him seriously! He's been laughed out of every major university in the world.

In fact, the only place that'll hire him is Jerome Horwitz Elementary School. Hopefully, nobody at the school will laugh at his name (or

Overview

Professor Pippy P. Poopypants may be the greatest scientific genius the world has ever known. Unfortunately, he has such a silly name that nobody takes him seriously! He's been laughed out of every major university in the world.

In fact, the only place that'll hire him is Jerome Horwitz Elementary School. Hopefully, nobody at the school will laugh at his name (or make a comic book about him)....

...Because if just one more person makes fun of Poopypants, it might just drive him OFF THE DEEP END!

Needless to say, George and Harold poo-poo Poopypants's pride -- practically pulverizing it to pieces -- and, hence, Poopypants is preparing to pounce!

Step up to witness a brief encounter of the cottony kind. This looks exactly like a job for The Amazing CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS!

Jorge y Berto no son malos chicos. Lo que pasa es que les gusta animar las cosas de vez en cuando. Asi, sin proponerselo, estan a punto de hacer que el profesor Pipicaca, un cientifico enloquecido y sin escrupulos que se encuentra a bordo de un robot gigantesco, se apodere del planeta entero. Quien desbaratara los perversos planes de Pipicaca? Un nuevo trabajo para el Capitan Calzoncillos!

Editorial Reviews

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The Hilarious Half-Dressed Hero Reveals All!

Tra-la-laaa! He's a caped crusader who dresses in jockey shorts. He battles evil with "Wedgie Power"—and always wins! He's Captain Underpants—a sensational superhero and the star of four terrific books. In his latest adventure, Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants, the kooky crime fighter takes on Professor Pippy P. Poopypants, a mad scientist who shrinks Jerome Horwitz Elementary School—and is determined to take over the world. Jamie Levine of barnesandnoble.com was fortunate enough to talk to the heroic Captain Underpants about his amazing life.

Barnes & Noble.com: Did you always want to be a superhero—or did you just "fall into" this job?

Captain Underpants: I've fallen into a lot of things in my life, but this job was not one of them. I was born to wear underwear and fight crime!

B&N.com: Did you have to undergo any special training to be a superhero?

CU: All you need to be a superhero is a heart that is pure, a mind that is strong, and underwear that is fresh!

B&N.com: You're always smiling! Don't you ever get irritated at George and Harold for causing so much trouble?

CU: No, those two boys have been a real help to me. I think every superhero needs a good sidekick. You know, Batman has Robin, Superboy has that flying dog thingy with the cape, and I have George and Harold. The only thing is that "George" and "Harold" don't sound like good names for superhero sidekicks. I've tried to talk them into "Fleegle" and "Buttercup," but, well, they're stuck in their ways, I guess.

B&N.com: How has all the publicity you've received from starring in Dav Pilkey's books changed your life?

CU: Well, I get recognized all the time. In the old days, when people saw me coming they often ignored me (or screamed). Now, they know my name and ask for autographs. They've always got requests, too, like, "Will you give my husband a wedgie?" It's great fun!

B&N.com: Do you have any dreams of starring in movies like some of your fellow superheroes have?

CU: Maybe.... I'm not sure who could play my part, though. Obviously, Leonardo DiCaprio is the first actor to come to mind (the physical resemblance astounds even me!), but I'm not sure he'd be up to the stunt work.

B&N.com: Who's your favorite superhero?

CU: Me! If I've learned anything from Whitney Houston, it's that "learning to love yourself is the greatest..." uh, something something something....

B&N.com: What do you like to do in your spare time (when you're not fighting crime)?

CU: A crime fighter's job is never finished! But on my breaks, I enjoy swimming and bowling (often at the same time, which really annoys the guys down at the bowling alley).

B&N.com: Don't you get cold running around in just your underwear?

CU: Nope. Wedgie Power keeps me warm!

B&N.com: Do you have any advice for kids who would like to join in your fight for "Truth, Justice, and all that is Pre-Shrunk and Cottony"?

CU: Yes. See my answer to your second question.

B&N.com: Well, thank you, Captain Underpants. I know you have plenty of bad guys to catch and millions of other things to do, so I'll keep this brief...er...short and just say that it's been a pleasure meeting you—and that you're an inspiration to everybody who wears underpants!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439410373
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Series:
Captain Underpants Series
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
259,408
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.41(d)
Lexile:
680L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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DAV PILKEY is the creator of many acclaimed children's books, including Dogzilla, Kat Kong, god bless the gargoyles, and the bestselling Captain Underpants series. His book The Paperboy received a Caldecott Honor. He lives in the Pacific Northwest. pilkey.com

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