Thursday, August 17, 2006

Book-A-Day #31 1/2 (8/17): Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People by Dav Pilkey

This is the book I ran out at lunchtime to buy for my boys -- I read it to Thing 2 at bedtime over the past three nights, and Thing 1 has read it himself at least twice by now.

This is the eighth book in the series, so telling you that George and Harold accidentally use a time machine to travel to an alternate dimension where everything is opposite, and then have to battle Captain's probably not all that helpful. And, if you're a normal adult, you probably don't have much interest in a silly kids' book.

But if you have any contact with elementary-school-aged boys, especially ones who are "reluctant readers" (my boys mostly aren't, though Thing 1 would mostly rather read comics than books with just words these days -- hey, who wouldn't?), the Captain Underpants book are what you need. They'll love you for it.

The author has a neat-o website as well, with lots more inappropriate humor and fun.

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