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."
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.
August 11, 2006 |
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.
August 26, 2012 |
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...
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.
October 4, 1999 |
1776 Revisited: All that lofty stuff about "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" sure sounds good on paper, but we're beginning to think the Declaration of Independence went way overboard in assigning humans "certain unalienable rights."