Captain Underpants And The Preposterous Plight Of The Purple Potty People by Dav Pilkey


  Captain Underpants And The Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People by Dav Pilkey, Scholastic, 2006  (978-1407103600)

Format: Paperback

Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 5

What grade(s) is this book appropriate for: 2+

Review:  George and Harold are back to their old tricks – this time they travel in the Purple Potty to a parallel universe. (“No way, said Harold. “That kind of thing only happens in poorly written children’s stories whose authors have clearly run out of ideas!”) In the new reality their school is awesome, the librarian is kind, the teachers value creativity, the cafeteria food is delectable and the principal, Mr. Krupp, has a fantastic sense of humor. The downside is that their counterparts are pure evil. Hilarity ensues. Needless to say evil George and Harold follow them back to their world and turn Sulu into a giant evil hamster. Luckily their grandparents use their elderly super-powers to help save the world and fall in icky old-person love. If you love Captain Underpants you are going to love this book. If you can’t stand him, this installment isn’t going to change your mind. If you find yourself choking with laughter and reading passages out loud to teenagers who, by all rights, should be too jaded to care, you are not alone!

Reviewer: Barbara Fecteau
Library/City: Beverly High School Library, Beverly, MA
Date of Review: 2/27/07

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