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May Chapter book of the month: Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 01-May-13 10:55:50

What a great title for our May Chapter book of the month: a new adventure from everyone's favourite Y-front clad Superhero Captain Underpants. The ninth book in the series sees the return of Captain Poopypants, now known as Tippy Tinkletrousers who is out for revenge on those who mocked his previous name. It's up to George, Harold and Captain U to stop him...

If your dcs are already Captain Underpants fans, or if you think they would like to meet him then find out more and apply for one of fifty free copies. If you are one of the lucky fifty, we do ask that you join the discussion on this thread and let us know what your dcs think of the book.

Jenerate Tue 06-Aug-13 13:11:37

Apologies for the lateness of this review - I just forgot. The book was funny, lively and engaging. It's not quite my cup of tea, but I can see the appeal and will be giving it to my godson for Christmas. I do like the use of illustrations in the book and the clever asides, and am sure a wide range of ages, both boys and girls, will love this book.

mummyhappiness Sat 22-Jun-13 22:47:41

My DS loves these books and was delighted when we won this one. It did not disappoint he loved it. Thank you mumsnet

sss2012 Tue 11-Jun-13 16:16:09

Thanks for my copy.
Good funny book. We liked it very much! smile

SusanBubble Mon 10-Jun-13 18:39:59

So far one of my DDs (both 7) has read the book. This is the first Captain Underpants book she has read, and has really enjoyed it. Her favourite character is Harold, and she's also a fan of the Flip-o-rama. I'm hoping my other DD will read it soon and enjoy it as much. We'll definitely hunt down the other books in the series.

LizB62 Sun 09-Jun-13 19:01:13

My son already has quite a few of the Captain Underpants books and was really pleased when this arrived. Good timing - it arrived the day before a hospital appointment, so kept him quiet in the waiting room :-)

His verdict: He really liked the book, especially the over-the-top names. He laughed out loud a few times, so definitely a winner for him !

crunchbag Fri 07-Jun-13 17:00:13

DD (8) thought the book was really funny! She has already read it twice, once by herself and second time with her dad as bedtime story. She loves the little comic (the flip-o-rama) that George and Harold make and really laughs out loud when reading. DS (11) already discovered Captain Underpants years ago and still reads the books now and again. DD has now raided his bookcase. The books are very popular in our library so we have a few on reserve.

DD says she really recommends the Captain Underpants books to boys and girls who like funny stories.

Thank you very much for sending us the book!

feeona123 Fri 07-Jun-13 09:11:43

My niece thought it was very funny, even though it was more aimed at boys. Loved the parts where the book really came to life and that it is actually smarter than it looks!

lozzle77 Thu 06-Jun-13 20:20:20

my son is still reading the book but from the giggles in the corner i can tell he's enjoying it think i may have to have a read as well

EATTHATUP Thu 06-Jun-13 20:07:31

My grandson is a little bit young for it yet but I enjoyed it!smile

over40andmumtoone Thu 06-Jun-13 16:46:34

Well cousin aged 7 years has just finished this book and he absolutely loved it. Thought it was really funny. He wanted to copy Capt
ain Underpants and borrow one of his other cousins Nappies - we had to doscourage this :D A great read, and one happy little boy - thank you Mumsnet

popelloucla Thu 06-Jun-13 16:16:39

DD1(8) and DD2(6) fought over who was going to read this first. DD1 won, because she is the fastest reader. She couldn't put it down and finished it within a couple of days. DD2 is now reading it.
I'll be back with a review from the DDs when they get back from school.

mamof3boys Thu 06-Jun-13 16:14:06

My DS is still reading this book but is loving it. He thinks it is very funny, especially when Captain Underpants wears a nappy, and it's got lots of action. He now wants me to get him the rest of the books in the series as he is enjoying it so much.

Belo Thu 06-Jun-13 15:31:17

Dd2 aged 7 is adamant that she doesn't like this book. It's a boys book apparently. However, she read it over half term. She loved the flip pages and was caught laughing. She is going to donate it to her class so that the 'boys' can read it.

She's not much of a reader, so it was great to see her read it so quickly, laughing along as she read. It's not a book she would have chosen herself, so I'm really pleased that she has seen that a book doesn't need to be a girls book to be enjoyable. Thank you mumsnet for sending us a copy

GrooveHeart Sun 02-Jun-13 18:15:31

We've just finished reading the Captain Underpants book which we won. We can't believe we've never read any of the books in this series before - it's so funny and we love the animation and story. All the other books in the series have now been added to gift list for birthday/christmas smile

lorka Wed 29-May-13 11:52:22

Thanks so much for the Captain Underpants book. My son has quite a few of the series. He is now 10 and still loves Captain Underpants so was very excited when the new book popped through the door. He has read about 2/3's of the book now and he says it is really good and really funny. He says thank you very much Mumsnet! smile

piggypoo Mon 27-May-13 13:46:43

We were lucky enough to win a copy, and I have to say, as soon as my daughter saw the way the pictures were drawn she started laughing! It now has a waiting list around the family of eager readers wanting to read the book, Captain Underpants is a hero in our house! Thank you mumsnet! x

Our copy has arrived and DS (7) is a big Captain Underpants fan so he's read it already. His comments "It's very very very good, and funny" I asked what was his favourite bit but he said he liked it all! A big thumbs up from him anyway. I also found his four year old sister sitting on the stairs having a look at it so I think the appeal is going to last smile Thanks very much mumsnet!

crunchbag Thu 23-May-13 22:15:23

Received our copy today, envelope was open, seal didn't hold, but book arrived safely.
DD is very excited, thanks.

cornflakegirl Thu 23-May-13 20:23:45

Got our copy today, thank you.

mamatron Thu 23-May-13 16:53:20

Thank you to Lara for sorting this out so promptly. thanks

mamatron Thu 23-May-13 13:16:12

Hi, I'm still awaiting my copy of this book. However, I did receive an empty jiffy bag from Scholastic this morning so am a bit confused as to what's going on? Have emailed Lara at MNHQ and posted in Winner's Corner also.

over40andmumtoone Thu 23-May-13 10:55:47

our copy has arrived today. My son is a bit young, so I'm going to be giving it to one of his cousins (who is rather excited) and we'll let you know what he thinks shortly smile

cornflakegirl Tue 21-May-13 22:56:55

We've just borrowed the sequel from the library too, and it's also really good. DS says:

I like captain underpants because it is funny. I like the way the author uses pants in jokes for example, I like the bit where captain underpants pulled away the trousers of Tippy tinkletrousers’s robo suit and left it with only its pants on.
I also liked the song about someone being cleverer than someone else although I didn’t get the point of it: It had poo-poo and wee-wee in it!
I like there being three tippy tinkletrousers because they were all rude once and then one was rude to another.
I liked tippy tinkletrousers being defeated when he fell in banana peels then fell in tar, caught fire and boulders fell on his head.

I read it too, and was much amused by the explanations of the origins of the universe and of the last ice age. Pretty sure DS didn't get the jokes - hopefully he'll read them again in a couple of years and appreciate them on a whole new level!

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 20-May-13 17:18:27

We've just found out from Scholastic that the there has been a delay in sending the books out but they are definitely going out over the next couple of days. Do come back and let us know when you've had chance to read.

cornflakegirl Fri 17-May-13 14:17:17

Aw, thanks!

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