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Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers (book review) #CaptainUnderpants

02/11/2013 - 6 comments

My son has been reading the Captain Underpants series of books for a few years now. He inherited them from his older cousin and has always seemed to enjoy them.

You know, the read them over and over kind of enjoying them. The quote scenes from them kind of enjoying them.

The latest book in the Captain Underpants series – Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers  (written by Dav Pilkey) is now available!

Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers

A couple of weeks ago my son brought home a Scholastic Book order form and asked me to order the new Captain Underpants book. Coincidentally, we were sent a copy of the book to review so I was able to present the book to him right them and there. He was pretty excited!

Take a look at our video review of the book:

Obviously you have to set aside some our your grown-up tendencies to appreciate some of the humor, but it really is just goofy kid stuff. He giggles but he doesn’t take that kind of talk away from the book and use it in his normal conversation. I think because the books are geared for ages 7 and up, it’s not a problem.

My son is a fantastic reader and getting him to read is not a problem, but I do like the way these books inspire his imagination. They author is not afraid to use big words and the story lines are extremely creative and fun. One other thing I like about the Captain Underpants books is the paper the hardcover is printed with. It’s kind of a glossy paper and the cover is durable and despite him carrying the book around for weeks in his backpack it still looks like new. The pages aren’t torn. The cover isn’t bent. Which means the book will withstand a lot and last long enough to be handed down to his sister in a couple of years.

For more information about the book:

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A world without UNDERPANTS?!!!

When we last saw our heroes, George and Harold, they had been turned into evil zombie nerds doomed to roam a devastated, postapocalyptic planet for all eternity. But why, you might ask, didn’t the amazing Captain Underpants save the boys from this frightening fate? Because Tippy Tinkletrousers and his time-traveling hijinks prevented George and Harold from creating Captain Underpants in the first place! Now, having changed the course of human history forever, they’ll have to figure out a way to CHANGE IT BACK.

Could this be the end for Captain Underpants?!!

For fans ages 7 and up.

Links:

Captain Underpants Mobile App:

In addition to the book, Captain Underpants has an app!

Calling all fans of the Captain! Get ready for all the action, thrills and “laffs” you’ve come to know and love in the Captain Underpants books with The Adventures of Captain Underpants App!  Experience the book like never before, for the first time in FULL COLOR!

Join George, Harold, and the Captain to defeat Dr. Diaper and save the world!  The Washington Post online raves: “If you have grade school kids in the house, you may never see your tablet again.” ­

Get the App on iTunes

My son is obviously a Captain Underpants expert, and I admit I enjoyed learning more about the characters from him. We haven’t downloaded the app yet, but I promised him we would. The character and the books have been a part of our family for awhile now, and likely will be for years to come.

What do your kids read? Have they read any of the Captain Underpants series?

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  • Reply Paula @ Frosted Fingers 02/13/2013 at 9:53 pm

    Gabriel loves Captain Underpants. He said he needs to read the last two still. Charlie is trying to talk him into doing a review like Jake.

  • Reply Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails 02/12/2013 at 7:38 pm

    you look so fetching in those cool glasses (wink) I laugh every time I hear one of the titles of this series. when my oldest grandson was born 7&1/2 years ago, his dad started a blog (no longer uses it tho) called Captain diaper pants & the poo-poo patrol. I bet he would enjoy this series, he likes to be read too & is slowly learning to read.

  • Reply Sara Phillips 02/11/2013 at 8:56 pm

    I love the nerd glasses!!!

    I haven’t let James read this series yet because I am afraid he will use the silly words in his everyday language. I’ll let him try the first one and see how it goes.

  • Reply Kat B. 02/11/2013 at 2:27 pm

    My 10 year old loves Captain Underpants. He has been reading him for a long time, I am not even sure how many years and he doesnt get tired of it. Great review and I love the video!

  • Reply Summer Davis 02/11/2013 at 2:18 pm

    My son still couldn’t read in 1st grade so I bought him some Captain Underpants books and by the end of the year he was reading at a 4th grade level! These are some GREAT books for boys and girls alike, especially kids who are having a difficult time becoming interested in reading. He owns most of the books now, and even as a 6th grader with a high school comprehension level, reads them over and over and over. I love hearing him laugh from the other room as he’s devouring a Captain Underpants book.

    You guys did a GREAT job on this video review. YAY!

  • Reply Alison 02/11/2013 at 2:10 pm

    Way to go Jake! What an adorable video. Love hearing the review right from the reviewees mouth. :)