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Captain Underpants is not a book or a series of books: It is in fact an obsession! The books in general have three principal characters- George, Harold (two mischievous boys with new tricks up their sleeves daily!) and their headmaster Mr. Krupp who is mean yet the victim of the boys' pranks!
The books are targeted for young readers ( 6yrs+ ) , BUT a word of caution : They shouldn land in the hands of these kids! :P The humor and language of the text is definitely not suitable for such young readers as it can be impressionable on young minds. However, adults or teens will thoroughly enjoy the jokes and wise cracks. The books in general do not have a very intelligent plot, they are simple almost bordering on stupid at times but then that makes them one of a kind. The titles of these books are also interesting: they are too lengthy to be true( you could decipher half the plot)!
Verdict: Do buy at least one to have a day of laughs (laffs) ! I couldn stop laughing while reading this book, it was total nonsensical and I loved the idea behind these books.
Comic, funny and illustrated with sketches and ofcourse FLIP-O_RAMA (well read book to know whats that)...The book does keep kids engaged till they finish it..(and for sure they would finish in one day). There is a cry about this book that the pranks and acts used by characters in the book are not good for the tender minds...but I feel this fear is exaggerated. Such type of naughty acts are common in animation and kids do understand to take it as a fun.
This book was meant as a gift to my friend's son who is 6 years old and is a new self-reader. He has loved the book and has found it hilarious.
The size of the book was smaller than what I had expected it to be (well, the size definitely is mentioned on the link, which I surely have ignored), Packaging and delivery was prompt, as usual from Amazon.
Such an original, witty and beautifully illustrated story book this is... never mind the toilet humour! Thank you Dan Pilkey... my 6 year old and I read it twice in two days. We thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the books in this series... in back and white.