The Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book O' Fun

The Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book O' Fun

by Dav Pilkey

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439267618
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2001
Series: Captain Underpants Series
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 18,414
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

As a child, Dav Pilkey was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. Dav was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hall every day. Luckily, Dav loved to draw and make up stories, so he spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic books.

In the second grade, Dav Pilkey created a comic book about a superhero named Captain Underpants. His teacher ripped it up and told him he couldn’t spend the rest of his life making silly books. Fortunately, Dav was not a very good listener.

Dav has gone on to create award-winning and bestselling books for children. His Captain Underpants series has more than 80 million copies in print worldwide and has been translated into more than 28 languages. In 2017, DreamWorks Animation brought the character to the silver screen in the feature film adaptation Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, and Netflix is now streaming The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants TV show.

Dav’s latest creation, Dog Man, continues to be a #1 New York Times bestselling series with more than 13 million copies in print worldwide and translations available in more than 21 languages. Dav is also the creator of the Dragon series, the Dumb Bunnies series, Dog Breath, and The Paperboy, which is a Caldecott Honor Book.

Dav lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife.

Interviews

An Interview with Captain Underpants

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! (Jamie Levine)

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The Captain Underpants Extra Crunchy Book O' Fun (Captain Underpants Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son had this book for a while and just started picking it up to read it. He is in 3rd grade. He showed me the book and asked what some of the words meant. I started looking through the book and saw that there are many spelling errors done on purpose. These are in places where they have special notes or stories (presumably written by a younger person telling the story in the book). Since most kids learn how to spell many words from reading, I don't want my son thinking that this is the correct way to spell particular words. Some examples from the book are: Special spelled speshel, Formula spelled formyula, concoction spelled concockshon, poured spelled pored. There are too many more to mention. I tossed this book, there are too many other good choices of books out there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great activity book for those long car rides.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nice little addition to your Capt Underpants fans' collection :)
TexRogers More than 1 year ago
I love most of the "Captain Underpants" books; but, this one just wasn't as good as many of the others. The The Tra-la-laaa-mendous Captain Underpants Collection (Books 5-8) are great books. They are funny, easy to read, great for a nightcap and I would get these and read them first if you haven't already read them. IAC, If you have, you will want to get this one too so you have the whole series. TBH, Maybe I have been reading too much lately! Be sure and get some of the Captain Underpants Books. Tex
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Captain Underpants is very funny. George and Harold make the comic book fantastic. I can't wait for more!!! This one is my favorite
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think as a reeder of captain underpants, thinks it is actually educationall. 1 george and arold muddle words on sighns this will make the children think about how to muddle it. 2 in book number 2 there are many Jokes that makes the children think for example when george and harold have a memory they imagine it as (last years invention convention and in the fith ook when one of the teachers retires she askes all the children to write the poem that she wroteon the board and at the end of the poem it says sighed your name here 9evry single child writes sighned your name here! finally for the latest captain underpants book it tells you about travelling through time this made me think allot.that is why i love this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay even if Iam only 13 years old and everyone may thing that Iam to old for these books but what can I say, the author of these books has a really creative mind and know how to keep even kids my age and just about any age reading and wanting to read more!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son LOVES these books. Even if they are not a very good reader, these books really keep their interest and keeps them reading. He's read everyone at least 5 times and is anxious for The Wrath of the Wicked Wedgy Woman to come out sometime this year!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's really cool. I don't know about you, but I love Captain Underpants.