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This special 8 1/2th Anniversary Edition of the book that started the Captain Underpants craze features a lenticular paper-over-board cover and a top-secret bound-in component for just $9.95.

When Dav Pilkey began drawing pictures of an underwear-clad, wedgie-giving superhero as a second grader, his teacher said, "You'd better start taking life more seriously, because you can't spend the rest of your days making silly books!" Luckily for us, Dav didn't listen, and Captain Underpants was born. Now, kids everywhere can enjoy this special edition of the book that started it all--with an awesome lenticular cover and a super-cool value-added component that's so amazing, so fun, and so top-secret that you'll just have to buy it to find out!
Paperback, 121 pages
Published on September 1, 1997 by Scholastic
ISBN-10: 043908282X
ISBN-13: 9780439082822
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  • angeltnt1234
    angeltnt1234Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 9:48 am55 stars
    One of my favorite books!
    • TRAEVIN Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6:47 am
      I wish I could read this book but I can you guys tell me about itπŸ™‚πŸ™ƒ
      • natWednesday, April 10, 2019 at 8:38 am
        alsome book
        • smartiemarty
          smartiemartyWednesday, April 10, 2019 at 5:31 am55 stars
          I love this book it makes me LAUGH !!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜
          • abbejo29
            abbejo29Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 6:59 am55 stars
            I think it is the best book ever!!!!!!!!!
            • hoppau29
              hoppau29Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 6:52 am55 stars
              • lovely klaasTuesday, February 26, 2019 at 6:25 am
                love it
                • thadd-the-best
                  thadd-the-bestThursday, February 21, 2019 at 8:42 am55 stars
                  Underpants is super funny i recommend this super duper funny book.;)
                  • pikachooooooooo
                    pikachoooooooooSunday, February 17, 2019 at 6:05 am44 stars
                    FUN FUN VERY HILARIOUS!!! (but kind of childish, I guess) I liked the part where you flip the pages around and make a book-animation. Try it, its fun!
                    • quakcai
                      quakcaiFriday, February 8, 2019 at 2:46 pm44 stars
                      Personally, I didn't like this book. It was a staple of my earlier days in elementary school, and definitely cemented into the culture of my school. However, in recent years that has been a bit lost. The book its self is just okay, but to be honest it was never really, you know, it for me. I usually never read the book, and by third grade I have already outgrown the book. Sure, it has a lot of gross-out humor, but unlike other books I don't condemn that, because it always managed to sneak out a chuckle from me. That kind of humor is frowned upon towards lots of people, so this book easily is a, "Either way it could work." If you like the humor and generally like the books, then read it, but if you're of a higher reading level, I recommend reading something else. To be honest there are so many other books within this kind of genre for early elementary school books, there's just too many to choose. By the time I got in fifth grade (Like right now) everyone is reading Dogman, which makes me a bit sad, because Captain Underpants had a place in every child's heart. It was the book that defined a generation. A book that went pass that need to be fancy and serious, and took a generally more humorous approach. That is what I like about Captain Underpants. It's what every kid likes into one book, the kind of collection of all that makes childhood fun. If you don't like it, think it's ridiculous, that's fine. Although for the other people, read it. It's a classic and a famous book. While you have masterpieces like Fahrenheit 451 and The Odyssey in there, hidden in the hall of fame lays a small spot, for Captain Underpants.