Grade 3-6This epic novel opens with an introductory cartoon strip that tells the top-secret truth about how two kids, George and Harold, used the 3-D Hypno-Ring to hypnotize their principal, who now becomes Captain Underpants whenever he hears fingers snaping. In this second adventure, the boys are banned from attending the annual Invention Convention and sent to detention to keep them out of trouble. This, of course, is impossible, so they sneak into the school that evening and tamper with all of the inventions to wreak havoc. They also make copies of their newest comic strip of vicious attack toilets and the daddy monster of them allTurbo Toilet 2000. The copy machine is an invention that duplicates into live matter all images it copies and the attack toilets come to life. The wild story actually comes to a logical conclusion, but it really doesnt matter. The fun is in the reading, which is full of puns, rhymes, and nonsense along with enough revenge and wish fulfillment for every downtrodden fun-seeking kid who never wanted to read a book. The cartoon drawings and the amazing flip-o-rama pages make this book so appealing that youngsters wont notice that their vocabulary is stretching. Hooray for Captain Underpants!
The entire Captain underpants series is awsome! It got my son to actually read and enjoy it over tv and video games! Lets face it parents we may not enjoy books with wedgies, boogers,and other bodily functions. But this is what our kids find amusing and it actually grabs thier attention and holds it. It is funny and they love it. So if you are having a hard time trying to find something for your kids to enjoy reading, look no further this is it! I highly recommend this series to every parent for thier kids.
Beth S. (Skullgirl) reviewed Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets (Captain Underpants, Bk 2) on
My daughter loves these books. They have short chapters with great pictures which makes it easier for her to read. She is only 5 and gets overwhelmed by most chapter books.I highly recommend these for young advanced readers.
My 6 year old grandson adores these stories and I enjoy reading anything that motivates him to embrace reading for pure pleasure. Yes, there are misspelled words, but that's the way Harold and George would write, isn't it? The plots are hilarious and fun. I plan on getting them all.