Welcome back to the next installation of our read along of The Adventures of Captain Underpants book as we gear up for the new movie version of the book coming out on June 2nd!
So . . . I had planned to write this post on Saturday, but Mother Nature had other plans. Our city experienced a "hurricane-like" storm that knocked out power for most city residents for almost a week! It was intense, and we are lucky to have our house in one piece. So many neighbors had trees fall and damage their homes. The electricity is back on now, and I once again have access to civilization! Anywho . . . back to the underpants!
Today we are discussing chapters eight through fifteen. And what a hilarious, zany eight chapters it was!! The boys must pay for their prankster crimes, and the principal is out to get them. They hatch a plot to hypnotize the principal to escape his punishment. To everyone's surprise, their plan works! Every time they snap their fingers, their mean principal thinks that he is Captain Underpants! Captain Underpants who is really their principal runs through the town looking to do what superheroes do best - save people! He finds a bank being robbed, and when the bank robbers see him standing their in his underwear and a cape, they laugh so hard that they can't get it together to rob the bank. At the end of this section, we meet Dr. Diaper, Captain Underpants life long nemesis.
What my Captain Fourth Grader thought: nonstop laughs! Big, deep, belly laughs the whole time we read together. Also, he says that he relates to Harold because they both have crazy hair. We went to the movie theater last week to see the new Diary of A Wimpy Kid movie, and while we were there, he spotted the poster for the Captain Underpants movie, and it got him really excited to go home and read more.