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June 1&15, 2013 BOOKLIST
Titles similar to Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers
It’s been six years since the last new Captain Underpants book, or approximately two-thirds of the lifetime of the primary audience of the riotous and impudent series. This ninth entry combines empowerment and empathy with age-appropriate humor and action. An introductory (and misspelled) comic by best buddies and Captain Underpants creators George and Harold brings everybody up to speed, and readers will quickly devour the trademarked Flip-o-Rama action, omniscient narrator play-by-play, and plentiful black-and-white drawings depicting the quick defeat—or so it would seem—of an evil and familiar-looking Tippy Tinkletrousers. The rest of the pages are spent flashing back to George and Harold’s early days in Piqua, Ohio, explaining how they met, how George got his flattop, and how, on behalf of kindergartners and their lunch money everywhere, they defeated some bullies with such brilliant tactics as replacing their deodorant with jalapeño cream cheese. Think kids will LOVE this? As Pilkey’s best-selling characters would say: “Doyee!”
HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: With more than 50 million books in print, there’s no shortage of Captain Underpants fans. Expect a one-million-copy first printing for this one, along with an author tour and a TV commercial.