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August 17, 2010 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
This is the story of Dav Pilkey. Pilkey is the guy on the right with the wild hair and fake beard. Lily is the small dog on the left with the green dinosaur suit. Remember that now! Though Lily may require an introduction, Pilkey most likely does not. The bestselling author of the ribald kids' series "Captain Underpants," Pilkey is a huge hit among the elementary school set — or those who parent, teach or otherwise come into contact with such children. Dog-eared and peanut-butter-smeared copies of his books about a bald superhero and his battles with the Wicked Wedgie Woman, Purple Potty People, Bionic Booger Boy and other outrageously off-color and onomatopoeic enemies can be found in the bedrooms of most first-graders.
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August 26, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
Greg Heffley, Big Nate, Nikki Maxwell and other tween book characters are back. Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers By Dav Pilkey Scholastic, 304 pp.: $9.99, for ages 7 and up Elementary school mischief makers travel back in time to kindergarten to confront a sixth-grade bully in the ninth installment of this series following the exploits of George and Harold and their principal-turned-superhero Captain...
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2009
"Captain Underpants and the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies" Dav Pilkey George and Harold are always into mischief. There is a mean principal named Mr. Krupp. George and Harold turn the principal into Captain Underpants. Captain Underpants becomes a hero. I liked this book because Captain Underpants is funny. When the principal turns into Captain Underpants, he wears underwear and loses his hair. My favorite part is when Captain Underpants saves the day. This is the best book in the school.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 2010 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
This is the story of Dav Pilkey. Pilkey is the guy on the right with the wild hair and fake beard. Lily is the small dog on the left with the green dinosaur suit. Remember that now! Though Lily may require an introduction, Pilkey most likely does not. The bestselling author of the ribald kids' series "Captain Underpants," Pilkey is a huge hit among the elementary school set — or those who parent, teach or otherwise come into contact with such children. Dog-eared and peanut-butter-smeared copies of his books about a bald superhero and his battles with the Wicked Wedgie Woman, Purple Potty People, Bionic Booger Boy and other outrageously off-color and onomatopoeic enemies can be found in the bedrooms of most first-graders.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2010
Author Dav Pilkey has agreed to write four more of the multimillion-selling series that helped establish the giggly genre known as "poop fiction." The first book, "The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen From the Future," comes out in August with a worldwide printing of 1 million copies, Scholastic announced Thursday. The new book is the first "Captain Underpants" in four years. In an e-mail message to the Associated Press, Pilkey said he and his wife "had to take some time off to care for my father, who had terminal cancer."
OPINION
June 7, 2003
It was with great humor that I read "School Panel Eyeing Book's Toilet Humor" (June 3). My three young children are huge fans of the "Captain Underpants" series and I have yet to witness a decline in their moral character or an increase in their "irreverence to authority" as a result of their readings. The fact is that most children and adults find humor in potty material, be it a passage in "Captain Underpants" or the campfire scene in "Blazing Saddles." As long as there is balance in what their children read, parents should have no fear of books that make light of a natural body function.
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August 11, 2006 | Denise Hamilton, DENISE HAMILTON is the author of, most recently, "Prisoner of Memory." Website: www.denisehamilton.com.
I'M AN AUTHOR, so I'm against censorship. I want to get people reading, especially my own kids. My older one reads voraciously and would even read my novels if I let him. Which I won't because they contain violence and sex, and he's 10. But my 8-year-old, now that's a harder nut to crack. Until recently, he would rather draw, build with Legos or play with Hot Wheels. Enter Captain Underpants.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
Greg Heffley, Big Nate, Nikki Maxwell and other tween book characters are back. Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers By Dav Pilkey Scholastic, 304 pp.: $9.99, for ages 7 and up Elementary school mischief makers travel back in time to kindergarten to confront a sixth-grade bully in the ninth installment of this series following the exploits of George and Harold and their principal-turned-superhero Captain...
BOOKS
November 9, 2003
Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores. *--* SO. CAL. RATING *--* *--* 1 The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket (HarperCollins, $10.99) Count Olaf continues his pursuit of the Baudelaire children. Ages 9-12 2 Eragon (Inheritance, Book I) by Christopher Paolini (Knopf, $18.95) A boy and his dragon battle and evil king. Ages 10-14 3 Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy by Dav Pilkey (Blue Sky Press, $4.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2010
Author Dav Pilkey has agreed to write four more of the multimillion-selling series that helped establish the giggly genre known as "poop fiction." The first book, "The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen From the Future," comes out in August with a worldwide printing of 1 million copies, Scholastic announced Thursday. The new book is the first "Captain Underpants" in four years. In an e-mail message to the Associated Press, Pilkey said he and his wife "had to take some time off to care for my father, who had terminal cancer."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2009
"Captain Underpants and the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies" Dav Pilkey George and Harold are always into mischief. There is a mean principal named Mr. Krupp. George and Harold turn the principal into Captain Underpants. Captain Underpants becomes a hero. I liked this book because Captain Underpants is funny. When the principal turns into Captain Underpants, he wears underwear and loses his hair. My favorite part is when Captain Underpants saves the day. This is the best book in the school.
OPINION
August 11, 2006 | Denise Hamilton, DENISE HAMILTON is the author of, most recently, "Prisoner of Memory." Website: www.denisehamilton.com.
I'M AN AUTHOR, so I'm against censorship. I want to get people reading, especially my own kids. My older one reads voraciously and would even read my novels if I let him. Which I won't because they contain violence and sex, and he's 10. But my 8-year-old, now that's a harder nut to crack. Until recently, he would rather draw, build with Legos or play with Hot Wheels. Enter Captain Underpants.
OPINION
June 7, 2003
It was with great humor that I read "School Panel Eyeing Book's Toilet Humor" (June 3). My three young children are huge fans of the "Captain Underpants" series and I have yet to witness a decline in their moral character or an increase in their "irreverence to authority" as a result of their readings. The fact is that most children and adults find humor in potty material, be it a passage in "Captain Underpants" or the campfire scene in "Blazing Saddles." As long as there is balance in what their children read, parents should have no fear of books that make light of a natural body function.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2009
"Island of the Blue Dolphins" Scott O'Dell Karana is a girl who lives on an island with her tribe. People attack them, so they have to leave. They leave on a big ship. When her brother is left behind on the island she jumps out and swims to him. They can't go back to the ship now. It is too late. They're stranded on the island. How will they survive? Will they survive? Read the book to find out.
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