Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets

Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets

by Dav Pilkey


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George and Harold are usually responsible kids -- whenever anything bad happens, George and Harold are usually responsible! This time, their latest prank backfires, and they accidentally invent an army of terrifying talking toilets. Luckily, they know a superhero with enough snap in his waistband to save the day! This looks like another job for the amazing Captain Underpants!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780590634274
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/1999
Series: Captain Underpants Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 17,309
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 780L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

As a child, Dav Pilkey was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. Dav was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hall every day. Luckily, Dav loved to draw and make up stories, so he spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic books.

In the second grade, Dav Pilkey created a comic book about a superhero named Captain Underpants. His teacher ripped it up and told him he couldn’t spend the rest of his life making silly books. Fortunately, Dav was not a very good listener.

Dav has gone on to create award-winning and bestselling books for children. His Captain Underpants series has more than 80 million copies in print worldwide and has been translated into more than 28 languages. In 2017, DreamWorks Animation brought the character to the silver screen in the feature film adaptation Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, and Netflix is now streaming The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants TV show.

Dav’s latest creation, Dog Man, continues to be a #1 New York Times bestselling series with more than 13 million copies in print worldwide and translations available in more than 21 languages. Dav is also the creator of the Dragon series, the Dumb Bunnies series, Dog Breath, and The Paperboy, which is a Caldecott Honor Book.

Dav lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife.

Table of Contents


An Interview with Captain Underpants

Barnes & Did you always want to be a superhero -- or did you just "fall into" this job?

Captain Underpants: I've fallen into a lot of things in my life, but this job was not one of them. I was born to wear underwear and fight crime!

B& Did you have to undergo any special training to be a superhero?

CU: All you need to be a superhero is a heart that is pure, a mind that is strong, and underwear that is fresh!

B& You're always smiling! Don't you ever get irritated at George and Harold for causing so much trouble?

CU: No, those two boys have been a real help to me. I think every superhero needs a good sidekick. You know, Batman has Robin, Superboy has that flying dog thingy with the cape, and I have George and Harold. The only thing is that "George" and "Harold" don't sound like good names for superhero sidekicks. I've tried to talk them into "Fleegle" and "Buttercup," but, well, they're stuck in their ways, I guess.

B& How has all the publicity you've received from starring in Dav Pilkey's books changed your life?

CU: Well, I get recognized all the time. In the old days, when people saw me coming they often ignored me (or screamed). Now, they know my name and ask for autographs. They've always got requests, too, like, "Will you give my husband a wedgie?" It's great fun!

B& Do you have any dreams of starring in movies like some of your fellow superheroes have?

CU: Maybe.... I'm not sure who could play my part, though. Obviously, Leonardo DiCaprio is the first actor to come to mind (the physical resemblance astounds even me!), but I'm not sure he'd be up to the stunt work.

B& Who's your favorite superhero?

CU: Me! If I've learned anything from Whitney Houston, it's that "learning to love yourself is the greatest..." uh, something something something....

B& What do you like to do in your spare time (when you're not fighting crime)?

CU: A crime fighter's job is never finished! But on my breaks, I enjoy swimming and bowling (often at the same time, which really annoys the guys down at the bowling alley).

B& Don't you get cold running around in just your underwear?

CU: Nope. Wedgie Power keeps me warm!

B& Do you have any advice for kids who would like to join in your fight for "Truth, Justice, and all that is Pre-Shrunk and Cottony"?

CU: Yes. See my answer to your second question.

B& Well, thank you, Captain Underpants. I know you have plenty of bad guys to catch and millions of other things to do, so I'll keep this, and just say that it's been a pleasure meeting you -- and that you're an inspiration to everybody who wears underpants! (Jamie Levine)

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Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
5 yr old Grandson can't read yet but by looking at the pics he uses his imagination to make up his own story. He loves the characters and just looks at the book many many times even sleeps with this series
Guest More than 1 year ago
Most of my reading stays in crime-noir (mainly Ellroy), political satire (Primary Colors and American Hero are favorites) and other stuff I probably shouldn't be reading (Chuck Palahniuk), but over the Christmas holidays, I spent some time with my 8 year old cousin, and she showed me her Captain Underpants book, I'll just say I found another set of books I shouldn't be reading. But it is a nice relief to know I shouldn't be reading it because of all the enjoyment I get out of the childish humor. Think of Toy Story and it's sequel. Why did they have such success? Simply because they appealed to adults as well as to children. Captain Underpants follows in this same fashion. I found myself lost in the silly humor and cheesy animation (Adding your own sound effects is much more fun than you'd imagine). Children will love this because it speaks to them. Adults, give it an open mind, and you'll enjoy it as well.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
The drawings were kind of fun and help conveys the humor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was agreat book i like captain underpnts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love this book im 14 years old and everyday that i am down i read this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this this book even that I broke it!!!!!!! I am on the book of Captain Underpants And the invasion of the incredibly naughty cafeteria ladies from outer space (and the subsequent assault of the equally evil lunchroom zombie nerds). I just can't hate captain underpants because it is so funny!!!!!!! I just can't stop loving captain underpants atall!!!!!!!!!!! I am just never going to stop loving it until I hate it and that will never even happen because it is hilarious!!!!!!!!!!! I can not stop wanting to read the whole entire captain underpants seires attall!!!!!!!!!!! I would love to read this whole seiries by the first of january in 2013!!!!!!!!!! But if we finish the seiries before 2013 it would be great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Easy to read and light hearted!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter loved this book. She laughed through out the entire story, there was never a dull moment. The captions and comics drew her in and it was a hilarious story. We didn't read the first adventure before this, but are now going back and reading them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We bought this for our 6-year-old son and read it aloud to him at bedtime. He loves the gross-out potty humor, which is pretty age approriate. The storyline is imaginative with lots of action. George and Harold aren't the best role models for kids - they're sneaky and misbehave a lot. But, we just have to laugh when Captain Underpants takes off - tra la laaaa!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very funny!
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Captain underpants at his greatest
spartyliblover on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A hilarious book about George and Harold, two inspiring cartoonists (4th graders as well), who mistakenly turn a comic strip of evil, talking toilets into a reality. George and Harold are the two main characters and are developed well in the first couple of pages, as well as through the accompanying illustrations, the principle of the school is also well portrayed. The plot is traditional starting low and building up to a point and then coming back down with a funny ending that readers will enjoy. The setting is mostly done through the illustrations throughout the book, as well as the comic that George and Harold draw. Overall this book would be great for a public library as a book to read for fun for boys in elementary school and early middle school.
Calamia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toliets is a great epic novel series for young elementary students, particularly for boys in grades 2nd through 4th. The book is about two young boys who like to be mischievous and playing pranks on the principal and other students. In the story the two young boys want to particpate in an invention convention. The principal refuses to let the boys partic[ate because they made last years convention a disaster. Then they become even more rebellious and tamper with the other students inventions.
beckers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Justin Phommathep1.0 AR points Captain underpants is back in his second book "Captain underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets". George and Harold gets in trouble so much that they cant complete in the science Fair and the winner can be princal for a day. On the same day, they are in detetion. Before that day,George and Harold mess with peoples project and in the end they got in trouble and suppend from school. George and Harold use Marlin `project to copy more comic (witch they made in detetion) but it make the comic came to live. If you would like to called Captain underpants , all you have to do is snap your fingers near Mr.Krupp(the prinal). Captain underpants get beat by the Toilet, so George made a robot to defeat the Talking Toilet , its "Robot Plumber" In my opinion , the book is funny for kids and each CU there is a fliping trick to aninetion.
J.brittain1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
i thing it was strange i do not recomend it
mbuch on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is very funny! The humor of the two main characters is brilliant and creative. The hilarious story is partially told through comics, including the cartoon drawings created by the two main characters, George and Harold. These two boys have funny jokes and scheme hilarious comics about their principal, just as any two typical young boys would do. Their cartoon drawings and ideas come to life and the story gets funnier and crazier with each additional drawing.
paroof on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
No one can make my first-grader laugh like Captain Underpants!
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