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The Adventures of Captain Underpants: Captain Underpants, Book 1

By Stephany Aulenback, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Gross potty humor, funny pranks will hook reluctant readers.

Book Dav Pilkey Humor 1997
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 23 parent reviews

age 9+

And we wonder why this generation lacks respect

the main characters are terribly disrespectful to the adults. and the reader is made to laugh at this behavior. for new readers this book is filled with poor sentences. this book is popular just as candy is more popular than veggies. so sure give them tons of candy because that is easier.
3 people found this helpful.
age 2+
It is hilarious and adds tension to the little kids book
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (23):
Kids say (40):

While no one would mistake this for fine literature, playful and engaging artwork by writer-illustrator Pilkey just might hook a reluctant reader. But The Adventures of Captain Underpants is full of borderline mean jokes, puns, bathroom humor, and disrespectful behavior, so if you or your kids can't stand the thought of using a piece of "fake doggy doo-doo" to fight a diaper-wearing mad scientist, then this book isn't for them.

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