The Adventures of Captain Underpants

The Adventures of Captain Underpants

by Dav Pilkey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780590846288
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/1997
Series: Captain Underpants Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 9,800
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

1.George and Harold1
2.Tree House Comix, Inc.5
3.The Adventures of Captain Underpants9
4.Mean Old Mr. Krupp17
5.One Day Very, Very Soon21
7.A Little Blackmail35
8.Crime and Punishment39
9.Four-to-Six Weeks Later45
10.The 3-D Hypno-Ring47
11.Fun with Hypnosis51
12.Out the Window57
13.Bank Robbers61
14.The Big Bang67
15.Dr. Diaper73
16.The Extremely Graphic Violence Chapter (in Flip-O-Rama)79
17.The Escape99
18.To Make a Long Story Short107
19.Back to School108
20.The End?117


An Interview with Captain Underpants

Barnes & 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& 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& 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& 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& 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& 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& 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& Don't you get cold running around in just your underwear?

CU: Nope. Wedgie Power keeps me warm!

B& 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& 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, and just say that it's been a pleasure meeting you -- and that you're an inspiration to everybody who wears underpants! (Jamie Levine)

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The Adventures of Captain Underpants 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 97 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have a friend in S.I. and she had to read for half an hour,so I asked her if she had a spare book for me.She gave me this book and told me to read it.I agreed.I laughed so much and so loud she actually told me to lower it or stop reading.This is a really good book to get kids who don't like to read to start reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the Adventures of Captain Underpants series and felt that it was good entertainment for all ages. It was my younger brother's copy that I first picked up and I didn't first read it until I was 19. Since then I have enjoyed them and the return to a youthful immaturity that lies within us all!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 7 year old son and I havent enjoyed a book this much in a long time! We cant wait to read all the others!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is funny and it has Action, Thrills and Laffs
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would recomend this story to people. This book is about two kids that get a ring and the play with it. They make their pricipal turn into a superhero. He is a fake one. This superhero fights crime and protects the town from all evil villans. This book will make you feel better inside because it is funny, fiction, and a good book. Younger kids should read this when they get 6-10.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 6 y.o. son loves Captain Underpants. We snuggle up and read it together, and he giggles hysterically. I'm glad to see him enjoying reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i am 16 years old, and i picked up my little brother's Captain Underpants book one day, and it was awesome! i usually read more 'adulty' things i guess you could say, but i really wish Captain Underpants was around when i was a kid. Today i told my friends all about him and now they want to go read them too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have heard that the 'language' in the Captain Underpants series of books is not suitable for children--hogwosh! These books are the best I have read in a long time. They are silly and incredibly enjoyable. My 6 year old has read the whole series and is anxiously awaiting the next edition. I enjoyed reading them as much as he enjoyed listening to them. Keep up the great work, Dav!
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if you like silly storys you'll definetly love captain underpants.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have a couple of friends in the third grade and this book is great for them. It's easy to read and is (laff) out loud funny. I recommend this book not only to children, but to adults also.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the funniest childerens book I have ever read. I like the part with the fake dog doo doo!
Anonymous 7 months ago
it was so so so so so so funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But I think it is a good book for all Kids of all ages
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I loved this book and it was so funny I hope you feel the same way about it too
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Amazing so funney and fun I love it I give you all stars
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Fuch no
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