Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot: Captain Underpants, Book 12

Book review by Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Amid the mischief, a heartfelt pep talk for underdogs.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 16+

Same sex marriage (harold and his husband)

In chapter 22, the author shows the future George and Harold. Harold is with his future husband and their children. If your kids are as young as mine... this might not be a topic that you want to dive into.
age 7+
Obviously, any Captain Underpants book has little educational value beyond getting the reluctant reader to start reading. A parent must first be able to look beyond the constant toilet-humor, but if you live with boys, this is not unheard of. However, this book took a new turn. In Chapter 22, the boys meet their adult-selves. "Old George, his wife, and their kids, Meena and Nik, sat on the couch, while Old Harold, his husband, and their twins, Owen and Kei, plopped down in the giant beanbag chair."

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