Welcome to our The Adventures of Captain Underpants Read Along! We are gearing up for the new Captain Underpants movie coming to theaters on June 2 by reading the first in the book series. The main characters, boys George Beard and Harold Hutchins, are fourth graders, and I have my own fourth grade son to read this along with. Here we go!
We read the first seven chapters, and the reading goes really quick because each page is illustrated. This is a really quick and fun read!
This story is about two fourth grade boys - George and Harold.
"George and Harold were usually responsible kids. Whenever anything bad happened, George and Harold were usually responsible."
The boys loved two things: pulling silly pranks and creating comic books about the super hero they have created - Captain Underpants. Every time they write and illustrate a new comic book starring Captain Underpants, they sneak into the school office when the school secretary isnt' looking and make copies of their comic to sell to their friends at recess. George and Harold loved to play silly jokes on their friends and school mates. One of their jokes goes too far, and they find themselves in big trouble with their school principal. By the end of chapter seven, we find the boys in big trouble, and their mean principal is planning to blackmail them into behaving and playing no more pranks at school. What are they going to do?!
Me: This is a fun start to a kid's novel. It's part novel part graphic novel, and I like how easy it is to read and get engaged with the story.
Captain Fourth Grader: I love the pictures! I like how the boys are pranksters. Their jokes are really funny.
Join us again on Saturday for the next section of the read along!