My son learned to read independently because of Captain Underpants and other graphic novels. He would actually ask me to take him to the library, which he often confuses for a book store, and head straight to the graphic novel section way in the back of the children’s section. He had very specific tastes in graphic novels and would scour the shelves for Captain Underpants, The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby, Ninjago, and that’s about it.
At the school book fair loaded with $25 in cash, he returned with The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, 100 Most Disgusting Things on the Planet and a lot of leftover money. Usually, we read together as shared reading partners. Not with these graphic novels. He would read them all himself, happily in his car seat on the way home.
I owe Dav Pilkey big time so that’s why I’m hosting a giveaway of his latest book. Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-a-Lot is the 12th installment in Dav Pilkey’s beloved series.
Enter to win this awesome prize pack and hopefully your child becomes hooked on reading too!
Reading Gives You Superpowers Prize Pack
(1) winner receives:
- Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-a-Lot
- Captain Underpants t-shirt;
- Plus a $50 Visa gift card to fill out your super reader’s bookshelf!
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ABOUT THE BOOK Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-a-Lot by Dav Pilkey In stores August 25 –that’s today! There’s something rotten in the state of Ohio, and it’s smellier than a pile of putrid gym socks! Steer clear–it’s Sir Stinks-A-Lot! George, Harold, and their doubles, Yesterday George and Yesterday Harold, have a good thing going. Two of them go to school, while the other two hide in the tree house and play video games all day–then they switch! But when their malicious gym teacher, Mr. Meaner, creates a method of mind control that turns their fellow students into attentive, obedient, perfect children, the future of all humanity will be in their hands! ABOUT THE AUTHOR When Dav Pilkey was a kid, he suffered from ADHD, dyslexia, and behavioral problems. 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. To examine any book more closely at Amazon, please click on image of book. I am an Amazon affiliate which means if you buy anything through my blog, I get a very small kickback at no cost to you. I use this money to pay the postage and handling for my giveaways. Follow PragmaticMom’s board Best Graphic Novels on Pinterest.