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|Captain Underpants and the terrifying return of Tippy Tinkletrousers : the ninth epic novel|
Author: Pilkey, Dav
George and Harold encounter a familiar face--Professor Poopypants! He now goes by Tippy Tinkletrousers and is determined to seek revenge for all the teasing his old name inspired.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 5.10
Points: 3.0 Quiz: 153823
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 3-5
Reading Level: 5.50
Points: 6.0 Quiz: 58775
Common Core Standards
Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Craft & Structure
Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
Grade 4 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 4.RF Fluency
Kirkus Reviews (07/15/12)
School Library Journal (10/01/12)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 09/02/2012 It’s been six years since the last new Captain Underpants book, or approximately two-thirds of the lifetime of the primary audience of the riotous and impudent series. This ninth, and penultimate, entry combines empowerment and empathy with age-appropriate humor and action. An introductory (and misspelled) comic by best buddies and Captain Underpants creators George and Harold brings everybody up to speed, and readers will quickly devour the trademarked Flip-o-Rama action, omniscient narrator play-by-play, and plentiful black-and-white drawings depicting the quick defeat—or so it would seem—of an evil and familiar-looking Tippy Tinkletrousers. The rest of the pages are spent flashing back to George and Harold’s early days in Piqua, Ohio, explaining how they met, how George got his flattop, and how, on behalf of kindergartners and their lunch money everywhere, they defeated some bullies with such brilliant tactics as replacing their deodorant with jalapeño cream cheese. Think kids will LOVE this? As Pilkey’s best-selling characters would say: “Doyee!” HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: With more than 50 million books in print, there’s no shortage of Captain Underpants fans. Expect a one-million-copy first printing for this one, along with an author tour and a TV commercial. - Copyright 2012 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 10/01/2012 Gr 2–5—This installment in the dependably goofy series picks up with George and Harold, who have been wrongfully accused of crimes committed by their evil twins, now in juvie. However, they soon travel back in time to kindergarten, courtesy of the troublemaking Tippy Tinkletrousers. Their biggest issue now is that they are stuck as kindergarteners and they don't have Captain Underpants to save them from Kipper Krupp, the sixth-grade bully. Will they be able to beat him on their own? Pilkey holds true to the formula his readers love, with clever cartoons throughout the book and plenty of humor. In spite of the fact that this is a very silly book, Pilkey does also manage to include some anti-bullying messages. It's sure to be a hit with beginning chapter-book readers, particularly fans of the series.—Elizabeth Swistock, Jefferson Madison Regional Library, VA - Copyright 2012 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.