|She Who Destroys The Light (katara) wrote in ebookreview,|
@ 2017-05-09 06:12:00
|Entry tags:||author: dav pilkey, series: captain underpants|
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Title: Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People (Captain Underpants, #8)
Author: Dav Pilkey
Reading Date: May 7, 2017 to May 9, 2017
Book Summary: Dav Pilkey's eighth epic novel promises evil, horror, and "laffs," and delivers on all three. In this rowdy episode, George and Harold take a wrong turn somewhere and wind up in a surrealistic alternate reality where everything defies expectation. As they try to adjust to a realm where teachers are nice and cafeteria food is good, our heroes encounter evil versions of themselves. Unless our dynamic duo can stop them, these diabolical twins plan to destroy their hometown.
Book Review: Real Rating: 4.5
Deciding not to heed the warnings of Melvin about constant use of the time machine, Harold and George alongside Sulu and Crackers find themselves in an alternate world. In this world, the teachers are nice and extremely helpful to their students. Unfortunately the alternate versions of Harold and George are not. In fact, their creation is called Captain Blunderpants.
The evil versions of Harold and George kidnap Crackers and Sulu and turn the latter evil. The good versions flee back to their own time but the evil versions manage to hitch a ride back with them. Chaos and hilarity ensues with the grandparents accidently drinking down the power juice and the versions squaring off against each other.
Have I mentioned how much I love these books?
Harold and George are really not bad kids. Not in the bad way you think. Their pranks hurt really no one and they do it with the hopes it may lighten up some of the teachers. At least, this is the conclusion I have come up with.
The humor is toilet-filled but mild compared to the other books out there and it is not really bad as one will think. I doubt even a child reading these books would pick it up unless it is pointed out by an adult. I feel they will simply laugh and turn the page.
These books are fun and filled with some moral or another but unfortunately Harold and George really never learn it because Captain Underpants always reappears at the end dragging our young heroes off somewhere. Nevertheless it is fully and perhaps would even inspire the next child reading them to create their own comics or focus their creativity on something they might enjoy growing up. I think these books would inspire such ideals.
To make this review short, these books are awesome and engaging. They are light-hearted and should not be taken so seriously. Let the kids enjoy them and encourage them to pick up the book to read. Hell, I even encourage the parents to sit down with their children and read these books.