The Adventures of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Novel by Dav PilkeyThe Adventures of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Novel by Dav Pilkey

The Adventures of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Novel

byDav PilkeyIllustratorDav Pilkey

Paperback | September 1, 1997

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The first book in Dav Pilkey's mega-bestselling Captain Underpants series - now with super-cool foil covers! Shiny! Fun!

George and Harold have created the greatest superhero in the history of their elementary school - and now they're going to bring him to life! Meet Captain Underpants! His true identity is so secret, even HE doesn't know who he is!

Acclaimed author and Caldecott Honor illustrator Dav Pilkey provides young readers with the adventure of a lifetime in this outrageously funny, action-packed, easy-to-read chapter book. With hilarious pictures on every page, The Adventures of Captain Underpants is great for both beginning and chapter-book readers. And like Dav's other best-selling books of humour, it is sure to provide even the most reluctant readers with hours of fun.

Dav Pilkey has written and illustrated numerous popular, award-winning books for children, including the Captain Underpants and Dumb Bunnies series; Dog Breath, winner of the California Young Reader Medal; and The Paperboy, a Caldecott Honor Book. He lives with his wife in the Pacific Northwest.
Title:The Adventures of Captain Underpants: The First Epic NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.58 × 5.27 × 0.26 inPublished:September 1, 1997Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0590846280

ISBN - 13:9780590846288

Appropriate for ages: 7


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious! A cute and comedic read, the two main characters are awesome, and this book shows the origins of Captain Underpants, which is as bizarre as you'd think it is. Lots of mischief occurs and it's quite interactive to the readers, which is a nice touch!
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious Very light-hearted read, a bit ridiculous but I liked it!
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fun read! I remember reading these books as a kid and I thought they were hilarious. Great for kids looking for an easy read.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I will not recommend it I borrowed the book to preview for my child and luckily I did not buy it. Kids love reading these books. Of course, it is a book with a lot of "Potty Language" and teaches all the wrong things.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My sons love this collection They love reading these books
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from surprised! its a great read for the child, he totally loved it! so cute
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great! our son loves this series of books
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The title is was captured my focus The story is what made me stay! I LOVE this book!
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fun I remembered a friend's children reading these books and loving them. Now we're onto them too and loving it (with a 5.5 year old). This first one is still the best in my opinion :) - currently waiting for books 6 & 7 to arrive. Looking forward to checking out the movie eventually.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Entertaining and Engaging Appealing and easy to read series.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved!! Dav Pilkey knows how to write a book that will grab an early-readers attention. Enjoyed reading all of the series with my son and love the fact that he was happy to read them when he was alone. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE!! Dav Pilkey knows how to grab early-readers attention and make reading together (and solo) fun. I absolutely loved the Captain Underpants series as my son grew up and I know how much he loved reading the books! Highly recommended!!
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent kids books They're fun and silly, easy to read and follow and sure to make everyone giggle
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reading has never been so fun! Bought this book for my 4 and 5 year olds - they love to sit and read with me and laugh and laugh and laugh.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Silly fun! My son and I enjoy reading this book together at bedtime!
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Books are always better than the movie! A good way to get the kids excited for the movie! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very funny! This was my sons favourite! Silly and lots of fun!
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent For Young Readers Gave this book to my son for Easter and he sped through it in one day! He's just turned seven. This is the first chapter book he has ever read on his own :) Very happy parent.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Funny These are funny books for kids, but essentially they're not anything with depth that they would really learn from. As a kid, these were the books I would read for kicks since they didn't really send a proper message or have a real point to them. I would still recommend them to kids though.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great read for all ages As a kid these books were great and now reading them as an adult I find them just as funny.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The First Epic Novel I loved this book as a kid and now my daughter does too.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good start to a great series I liked this book. It had likeable characters and engaging storyline and good illustrations. It is also an introduction to in my opinion of the best series of children's literature
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Bought this at a book fair when I was little, I loved it!! It's funny and silly and the things they get into are so interesting.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HAHAHAHAHA This was the first series we purchased for our son and now we've passed it on to his little brother. Fun silly book that makes our kids want to read more and write their own stories too! Now I'm reading it.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As awesome as expected I expected great things from a book called captain underpants, and it did not disappoint. Loved it. Awesome.
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Captain underpants This book is great I can't believe that they have a man wearing his underpants
Date published: 2013-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captain underpants _ 1 What a great fun read with my boy
Date published: 2013-08-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Kid's Book Yes, it's funny. Yes, it's entertaining. Yes, it's a kids book. I finished the book in a day, but the story was funny, but there was one thing I kind of cringed at. Yeah it was a kid's book, but it just kind of moved too fast. It was a good book, but if it kind of made a little more sense it would of made it perfect. TheBookReviewer
Date published: 2013-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I loved the book. I've never seen this book and it was awesome.
Date published: 2013-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious I think "The Adventures of Captain Underpants" by Dav Pilkey was extremely funny. George and Harold's pranks were really silly but funny. I think that these books are very funny and I would reccomend it to everybody. (Kids)
Date published: 2001-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from alex,s report I think all of the Captain Underpants books where good.I like George and Harolds comic books a lot.It was fun when George and Harold hypnotized Mr.Krupp.I would not like it if I had to do all that work that George and Harold did. I give it two thumbs up. Say hi to George and Harold.
Date published: 2000-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captain Underpants This was the book that brought the reading interest out in my child. It is a silly, good nature comic book but being in a novel format gives the child the feeling of accomplishment. The child will enjoy reading this book out loud which allows for discussion of the humour.
Date published: 2000-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captain Underpants and the attach of the talking t I like this book because I can read it myself, and it's very funny. The two boys write comics, but they don't always spell the words right. The fliporama technique is great! I love Dave Pilky's books. He really understands kids. Sophia, 8 years old.
Date published: 2000-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! If only we had a hero who flys around in his underpants. George and Harlod have the best adventers. My word to Mr.pickly is KEEP WRIGHTING!!!!!
Date published: 2000-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captain Underpants Groge and Harnold did lots of pranks, made "captian UNDERPANTS"COMICS. It was a funny story!
Date published: 2000-01-16

From Our Editors

George Beard and Harold Hutchins are your average fourth graders, always ready with a devastating practical joke or two — and always getting into trouble for them. So they fight back by hypnotizing their formidable principal, Mr. Krupp, thereby turning him into a superhero from their own cartoons: Captain Underpants. Before you can cheer “Wedgie Power,” the newly transformed Principal Krupp is flying out the window and tackling crime wherever he find it, intercepting robbers and robots alike. Of course, he needs the help of his creators, who are usually the ones to get Captain Underpants out of his jams and save the planet, as is the situation with the terrible Dr. Diaper. Created in a zany cartoon, flip-book format bound to appeal even if the subject matter isn’t enough to elicit giggles, The Adventures of Captain Underpants is the first in a series from the hugely talented creator of God Bless the Gargoyles, Dav Pilkey.

Editorial Reviews

The critics are CRAZY about UNDERPANTS!"Irresistible." -- Entertainment Weekly"Call Pilkey... the savior of the 'reluctant reader.'" -- USA Today"So appealing that youngsters won't notice that their vocabulary is stretching." --School Library Journal"Pilkey's sharp humor shines, and is as much fun for parents as their young readers."-- Parents' Choice Foundation"Combines empowerment and empathy with age-appropriate humor and action." --Booklist"Celebrates the triumph of the good-hearted." -- The Educational Book and MediaAssociation