The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby

Series: Captain Underpants

by Dav Pilkey, Illustrated By Dav Pilkey


Scholastic Inc.
July 2014


Fiction
Ages 7 – 10 . Grades 2 – 5

Lexile measure: 510L

DRA: 40

Guided Reading: Q

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Oh, no! It looks like George and Harold are in trouble again. . . . As punishment, the boys have to write a 100-page report on "good citizenship," and they have been specifically ordered NOT to make another comic about Captain Underpants. So what do they do? They create an all-new superhero . . . Super Diaper Baby! Super Diaper Baby's archenemy, Deputy Dangerous, wants to steal his powers and take over the planet. Will the diaper-wearing dynamo defeat the deputy, or is the entire Earth doomed?

This new paper-over-board edition includes a 16-page behind-the-scenes bonus section!
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Dav Pilkey

When Dav Pilkey was a kid, he was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. Dav was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hallway every day. Luckily, Dav loved to draw and make up stories. He spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic books -- the very first adventures of Dog Man and Captain Underpants. In college, Dav met a teacher who encouraged him to illustrate and write. He won a national competition in 1986 and the prize was the publication of his first book, World War Won. He made many other books before being awarded the 1998 California Young Reader Medal for Dog Breath, which was published in 1994, and in 1997 he won the Caldecott Honor for The Paperboy. The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby, published in 2002, was the first complete graphic novel spin-off from the Captain Underpants series and appeared at #6 on the USA Today bestseller list for all books, both adult and children's, and was also a New York Times bestseller. It was followed by The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future and Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers, both USA Today bestsellers. The unconventional style of these graphic novels is intended to encourage uninhibited creativity in kids. His stories are semi-autobiographical and explore universal themes that celebrate friendship, tolerance, and the triumph of the good-hearted. Dav loves to kayak in the Pacific Northwest with his wife.

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  • Praise for THE ADVENTURES OF SUPER DIAPER BABY
    "Pilkey's latest is replete with misspellings, pleasingly bad puns and the 'flip-o-rama'
    feature that slips some rudimentary animation into these preposterously
    good-humored pages." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

    "Children get a delicious thrill from reading forbidden and naughty things, and Pilkey
    has filled this niche for the emergent reader." --KIRKUSS

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