Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000

Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000

The Eleventh Epic Novel

eBook - 2014
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The monstrous Turbo Toilet 2000 is determined to take revenge on George, Harold, and Captain Underpants.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Scholastic Inc.,, [2014]
ISBN: 9780545667029
Characteristics: text file,rda
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Dec 16, 2017

i had int read the book yet

Nov 23, 2017

I think toilet is only for bathroom time but very funny.

Nov 29, 2015

this book is getting old
gimme number 12 already

Aug 01, 2015


May 05, 2015

THIS BOOK IS HILARIOUS!!!! I love the bit where...well, you'll have to read it first. IT'S SO FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BYE!

May 05, 2015

plese and thank you make it be here in two days!

Apr 18, 2015

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cool but maybe make it "to make a long story long" instead.

JCLChrisK Feb 17, 2015

Dav Pilkey's humor in his Captain Underpants books has always been about subverting the rules. From the title on down, he's mined the immense amusement in mentioning unmentionables and shared the mischievous joy of getting away with those things we ought not to do. And, while the potty humor is certainly an essential element, the books have never rested solely on it, as Pilkey's genius has been in extending that spirit to the flaunting of all convention in general. Just as central, for instance, has been the undermining of adults undeserving of their authority because they only use it to bully. He allows his young, still-learning characters to write with authentically poor spelling and grammar, and he laughs at the idea of stories needing internal logic and consistency.

In this book, more than ever, Pilkey has fun subverting the rules of storytelling itself with an unending stream of self-aware meta-references.

Chapter 2, for instance, opens with: "Somewhere in the deepest, darkest reaches of our solar system, a red, rubber kickball was zooming through space. None of Earth's scientists could explain where it had come from, or why it was racing toward Uranus, but it had been on its present course for the past five and a half books, and nothing could stop it." The chapter closes with: "The only thing left to do was travel the long journey from Uranus to Earth. It was a voyage that would take him nearly three whole pages." The duration of space travel is not measured in time in this universe, but in storytelling convenience.

Smaller, simple turns of phrase show the same sensibility. On one page Pilkey sympathetically refers to the surface of "the icy, ridiculously named planet," then a mere two pages later reverses course and takes advantage of it with: "that bleak night on the terribly gassy surface of Uranus." When characters are worried about time-travel overlap issues, he solves it with: "and before you could say 'convoluted plotline,' it disappeared into the noontime haze."

Chapter 6 is titled, "Sanitized for Your Protection." It begins: "Unfortunately, the epic fight that followed was WAY too violent and disturbing to appear in a children's book. The images and descriptions would just be too terrifying. You'd have nightmares for weeks, trust me. So I have invited a guest illustrator, Timmy Swanson (age four) to draw the action in a style that won't depict too much graphic detail. I've also asked his nana, Gertrude (age seventy-one), to describe the scene in her own, gentle vocabulary."

Chapter 22 is the full, complete comic book that George and Harold write/draw to sell as a money making scheme.

And, just to make sure readers don't take too seriously the rule that this series is about the ridiculous adventures of two slackers, a key central portion of this book is concerned with George and Harold's efforts to study hard and make it to school on time to pass tests so that they don't flunk third grade. (But don't worry, that section devolves into the school's teachers running around the school in their underthings.)

In Dav Pilkey's stories, the only true rule is that stories must be fun.

"Are you still trying to figure out how we ended up with three half-pterodactyl, half-bionic-hamster pets?" asked George.

"Yeah, sort of," Harold replied.

"You're thinking too much," said George. "Listen, if you look too closely at these stories, they're gonna fall apart completely. Whaddya think this is, Shakespeare?!!?"

"I guess you're right," said Harold.

"Of course I'm right," said George. "Just go with it, man."

Nov 23, 2014

the humorous author Dav Pilkey has done it again!!

cant wait for the next ''epic novel '' !

Oct 29, 2014

eric_123, you're comment is really bad. First of all, you wrote a MILLION A's and lastly, it's "AWESOME", not "ASOME".

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Jan 01, 2015

''you can do anything. just don't take of your clothes and....'' ''opps too late


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