Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Mini Review: Captain Underpants #11

Title: Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000
Author: Dav Pilkey
Format: egalley
Pub. Date: August 26th 2014
Source: Netgalley & Scholastic


Four stars.


Holy nostalgia, Batman. I used to gobble these books up when I was in elementary school. I hadn't even known they were still being written. That is, until I saw it listed on Netgalley. Though I tried to resist it, I had to give it a click. I'm happy to say, that this is every bit like I remembered.

The Captain Underpants series chronicles two boys' adventures alongside their elementary school principal, who thanks to a bit of hypnotism turns into the superhero Captain Underpants at the snap of fingers. Of course, this only lasts until he is doused in water, and then he turns back into their grumpy old principal.

This is a great read for elementary school age children. I'd recommend it more for boys than girls, but of course that's just opinion. This book will make any kid who is still young enough to appreciate toilet humor giggle out loud. The illustrations are great and the text fairly easy. If evil turbo toilets, time traveling squid space suits, and a pudgy man running around with his waistband utility belt in his underwear, saving the world sound like a good time, then this is the book for you.

It was a bit confusing at first, I admit, since I haven't read a large chunk of the books since the time I was a kid. While I recommend that you read them in order, you can dive in at this point too- just be a bit patient at the beginning.

Thanks for the blast from the past, Scholastic and Netgalley, who provided me with a copy in exchange for my honest review.


  1. I absolutely LOVED Captain Underpants when I was in middle school. I had so many books, I wonder if I still do. Just seeing the cover brings me back, and the review has me hooked again. I think I need the whole collection now. Tra-la-laaaaaa!

    1. I got really sad that I no longer have mine.