Jake's Review: I think its totally awesome that mom got to meet the dude who wrote Captain Underpants. The C.U. books were the first set of books I read to myself without my parents help. I still remember how they used to read them to me at night too when I was a baby -- and btw Mom and Dad used to fight over whose turn it was to read that night (mom used to play the I gave birth to him and it really hurt argument). This book was really funny and I liked how you found out how George and Harold became friends. The pranks they played on the bullies were hilarious -- but a little scary at times. I liked the comics that George and Harold created and I think I want to make my own comics now. The stuff I didn't like was that there were barely any flip o rama's and at times the story was kinda scary and sad. I can't wait till mom scores me the next book!
Jake's Rating: 8/10
Mom's Review: I have been a huge fan of the Captain Underpants, and Dav Pilkey, since my sister introduced them to me when my son was born. Being the awesome aunt she is, she bought my newborn son the first three books in the series for us to read to him. Well, we waited till he was 3, but from the first page the whole family was hooked. We recently introduced them to Jesse, who is 3, and well, another fan is born. My highlight of going to BEA this year was being introduced to the man himself and receiving a signed copy of this book. This installment is a wee bit darker than previous stories, but still showcases Pilkey's wonderfuly wickedl sense of humor. The man truly understands what entertains middle school readers (lots of potty humour and showcasing parents as morons), while at the same time emphasizing the importance of standing up against bullies and what a true friend is. I enjoyed the back story about how George and Harold became friends and I am now counting down the days until the 10th book comes out. Mr Pilkey -- I love you and hope you enjoy Canada when you come to visit -- Captain Awesome will take good care of ya! (Sorry I cannot make it as my dh dragged me to the other side of the country to live -- and well you know what -- how about you come and visit Calgary too -- we need you out here!)
Mom's Rating: 9/10
I recieved a signed copy at the Captain Underpants event at Book Expo America 2012 (Yes it was my highlight of the event)