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Book Review: Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers!

George and Harold return for another epic adventure

By William Russell | August 23 , 2012
 
 

Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers
Author/Illustrator: Dav Pilkey
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Publication Date: August 28, 2012
Length: 304 pages
Age range: 7 and up


Introducing the latest epic novel by Dav Pilkey, Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers. This is a humorous story and it is full of action and adventure. The main characters are all back, including Captain Underpants, George Beard, and Harold Hutchins. It also features the return of Tippy Tinkletrousers, formally known as Professor Poppypants.

This novel brings us right in to where we left George and Harold: heading for jail for the rest of their lives. But the book takes exciting twists as you are catapulted through a time-traveling adventure back to kindergarten! Here they will meet new bullies and a brand new problem because Captain Underpants has not been invented yet! You can tell that George and Harold are mischievous and creative. This has helped them in the past — but will it help them now?

I was excited to read this book because I enjoy all of Dav Pilkey's books. He makes the characters feel like they are real people. We all know somebody like George, who always gets into trouble when his mom tells him to be good. Or you might know someone who is like Harold, who is creative but can also be easily led. I bet you have also had a mean principle like Mr. Krupp. Maybe you are even like one of them. As usual, his plot is exciting and fast paced. It will keep you on the edge of your chair and you can easily lose yourself in this wonderful book.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes comedy, action, adventure, and all around silliness! This book is amazing because it has its usual flip-o-rama that lets you interact with the story. It will be a great book to end the summer and start the brand new school year.

For more Captain Underpants adventure, be sure to check out Kid Reporter William Russell's video interview with Dav Pilkey!

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