When it comes to reading, my boys need very little encouragement from me. They love a new book to read so my oldest boys were very excited when a new Captain Underpants book arrived. The latest book in the series, Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-a-Lot was released on August 25th and is now available nationwide. These fun chapter books are perfect for my 9 and 7 year old who enjoy books that make them laugh. I loved watching the two of them sit on the couch and read together because the other just couldn’t wait for his turn.
About the Book
There’s something rotten in the state of Ohio, and it’s smellier than a pile of putrid gym socks! Steer clear–it’s Sir Stinks-A-Lot!
George, Harold, and their doubles, Yesterday George and Yesterday Harold, have a good thing going. Two of them go to school, while the other two hide in the tree house and play video games all day–then they switch! But when their malicious gym teacher, Mr. Meaner, creates a method of mind control that turns their fellow students into attentive, obedient, perfect children, the future of all humanity will be in their hands!
What Did My Kids Think?
The Captain Underpants series of books is one that my boys can enjoy together, even though their personalities are so different. Here is their take on the latest installment.
Reading Gives You Superpowers
Do you believe that reading gives kids superpowers, too? Author Dav Pilkey thinks so and here’s why:
About the Captain Underpants Series
Best friends George Beard and Harold Hutchins are the unofficial class clowns of fourth grade. There’s nothing they love more than making comic books about a silly superhero named Captain Underpants. But now they’ve accidentally transformed their mean school principal, Mr. Krupp, into Captain Underpants himself! Join George, Harold, and the Waistband Warrior as they fight for Truth, Justice, and all that is Pre-Shrunk and Cottony – and save the world, too!
About the Author
When Dav Pilkey was a kid, he suffered from ADHD, dyslexia, and behavioral problems. 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 continues to create books in the Pacific Northwest where he lives with his wife. Visit him online at www.pilkey.com.
Look for Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-a-Lot at retailers nationwide, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble for a discount! See all the books in the Captain Underpants book series at Scholastic!