Captain Underpants & The Revolting Revenge Of The Robo-Boxers Review

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Now that Kora is 7 and Logan is 6, they’ve entered the silly stage of childhood. They finally get jokes. They love telling them as much as they do laughing at them. In fact one of their favorite gifts at their last birthday party was a joke book. That’s why when I heard about the new Captain Underpants book I knew they would love it.

We hadn’t read any prior books in the series but the timing of the release of Captain Underpants & The Revolting Revenge Of The Robo-Boxers couldn’t have been better.

Captain UnderpantsHere are Kora & Logan giving their synopsis of the book and reasons why they like it:

We haven’t finished the book yet and can’t wait to get to the end to see what happens. Even I’m caught up in it!

a2I have to say that I’m more than a little impressed at the writing in this book. The author, Dav Pikey (who I was excited to learn is from Elyria, Ohio!) does a fantastic job with word play. He isn’t afraid to use a large vocabulary (misdirection), a lot of alliteration (a mini-mountain of molecularly modified ice), made up words (Reverse-Somgobulating Tracto-McFractionalizer), and even some silly humor (the Purple Potty is a homemade time machine) which all make the book really fun to read.

I thought both the large words and the made up ones would be stumbling blocks for Kora & Logan but they are just as wrapped up in the story as I am. If they don’t understand a word they simply ask, I explain and on we go. It makes me happy that this book is growing their vocabulary and is one that we will be keeping around for quiet a few years because I’m sure as their vocabulary grows every time they read it, the story will seem a little bit different.

a4As an English major, it’s rare for me to be so blown away by word usage in a children’s chapter book. So I was excited to find that Captain Underpants is not only very funny but incredibly well written too. I also love that the chapters are short and each one ends in a bit of a cliffhanger which encourages kids (and adults) to keep reading to find out what happens next.

I also like that there’s a great collection of resources on the Scholastic Site through a Guide to Reading by Dav Pilkey.

We’ve all enjoyed this book so much we can’t wait to go back to the first book and start from the beginning.

I was also excited to see that there is a Captain Underpants app for the iPad where kids will find the entire first book, “The Adventures of Captain Underpants,” in full color and high resolution.

Captain Underpants AppThe app offers full narration, allows kids to play interactive games, play hilarious sounds or record their own, create an avatar, discover their own silly Captain Underpants name, and more. It looks like a lot of fun and the perfect app for those Captain Underpants fans out there.

We are now avid fans of the Captain Underpants series, between the impressively written and funny books, the app, and the amount of information, games, and fun on the official Captain Underpants site there really is something for every child and adult alike.

I love reading Captain Underpans & The Revolting Revenge Of The Robo-Boxers with Kora & Logan and sharing the story, laughs, and time together. We’ll be one of the first in line to buy the next book as soon as it comes out!

Product was provided. Compensation was received. The honest opinions are my own and those of my family.

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  1. Debby Chandler says:

    love this book – getting it for my little guy.

  2. Awh, your review is adorable! I love when kids find a series they love – Captain Underpants is definitely a favorite!

  3. My son LOVES Captain Underpants!! LOL!

  4. Ooh, my boys would enjoy this book. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh how cute! I’ll have to check this one out, with my girls, to see if they like it too!

  6. That’s great they have an app, too! My grandson loves apps!

  7. I remember reading the very first one as a kid- I LOVED Captain Underpants!

  8. Rich Hicks says:

    Seems like a very fun app and the kids seem happy with it!

  9. Jennifer Marie says:

    I will have to look for the app for my kids!

  10. I love the picture of your kids. They look like they are enjoying the app. I will def check it out. Thanks!!!

  11. saminder gumer says:

    love the glasses. will check it out and see if the kids like it.

  12. Our children love the Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot books by the same author.

  13. LOL, too cute! My grandkids would love this :0) I love sharing books with them and this would be just right for them.

  14. I’ve heard great things about this series. Love that there’s an app now!

  15. How fun! I love kid’s books that don’t “Dumb down” the story for children. Kids are smarter than they are given credit for, plus, that’s how they learn – reading is one of the best ways I can think of to learn new words and ideas. Awesome!

  16. Cute! Looks like a book my grandkids would love!

  17. courtney b says:

    so silly but pretty cute! reminds me of sponebob squarepants!

  18. My kids loved these books when they were younger. We gave ours to my nephew and he loves them. I didn’t know there was a Captain Underpants app. I will have to make sure my sister knows. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Is Captain Underpants still around?? AWESOME!!

  20. My nephews love these books! I don’t know if they have this one yet, though. Maybe I’ll have to be super cool aunt and buy it for them.

  21. My kids love this series. I was a little leery at first, but I am glad to see your kids loving it too :)

  22. I don’t have that exact one, but I bought several of them for my son and he got a huge kick out of them!

  23. Wow, my kids are younger but this sounds like a fun book to read to them anyway. Not sure if I can say Captain Underpants without laughing though.

  24. Ill have to check this book out sounds like a fun read

  25. My son loves Captain Underpants! Can’t wait to get the new book

  26. It it amazing how the kids love these book. Add glasses and they are hooked!

  27. Ha! Love this!! Sounds like they enjoyed it and those glasses are too cute!

  28. Captain Underpants looks great, I am sure my daughter would love these books, thanks

  29. My son LOVED these books. I think he read every single one when he was younger!

  30. My nephew loves this book. It so funny. Great for kids.

  31. My son just discovered this series, starting with this book. Now we’re going back and getting all the older ones. He loves it. I am really impressed with the usage of “big” words in it too. I don’t like books that talk down to kids, and this series definitely doesn’t do that.

  32. My kid would love anything having to do with Underpants!!

  33. My kids used to love Captain Underpants when they were younger!

  34. Ahhh! We love Captain Underpants here! My son is 7 and cracks up at these stories. We’ll have to check out the app.

  35. My middle son use to love Captain Underpants. Looks like these guys enjoy it too.

  36. Yay for Captain Underpants! love that there is an app.

  37. OMG My Logan would LOVE this too! Anything with the name Underpants in it makes him giggle!

  38. cute! it looks like your kids are having fun reading this book :)

  39. My older kids enjoyed Captain Underpants book series. I look forward to my LO sharing in the fun

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