CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS AND THE WRATH OF THE WICKED WEDGIE WOMAN by Dav Pilkey

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS AND THE WRATH OF THE WICKED WEDGIE WOMAN

Age Range: 8 - 10

KIRKUS REVIEW

Trying to salvage failing grades, George and Harold use their handy 3-D Hypno Ring on termagant teacher Ms. Ribble—and succeed only in creating a supervillain with a medusa-like ’do and a yen to conquer the world with wedgie power. Using a pair of robot sidekicks and plenty of spray starch, she even overcomes Captain Underpants. Is it curtains (or rather, wedgies) for all of us? Can the redoubtable fourth graders rescue the Waistband Warrior (a.k.a. Principal Krupp) and find a way to save the day? Well, duh. Not, of course, without an epic battle waged in low-budget Flip-O-Rama, plus no fewer than three homemade comics, including an “Origin of Captain Underpants” in which we learn that his home planet of Underpantyworld was destroyed by the . . . wait for it . . . “Starch Ship Enterprize.” As in the previous four episodes, neither the pace nor the funky humor (“Diapers and toilets and poop . . . oh my!”) lets up for a moment. Pilkey is still having entirely too much fun with this popular series, which continues to careen along with nary a whiff of staleness. (Fiction. 8-10)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2001
ISBN: 0-439-04999-7
Page count: 176pp
Publisher: Blue Sky/Scholastic
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2001




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