Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 (Captain Underpants #11)

Series: Captain Underpants

by Dav Pilkey, Illustrated By Dav Pilkey

Scholastic Inc.
September 2014

Ages 7 – 18 . Grades 2 – 12

Library of Congress: 2014008919

Lexile measure: 770L

DRA: 40

Guided Reading: R


Just when you thought it was safe to flush, the Turbo Toilet 2000 strikes back! The carnivorous commode known for devouring everything in its path has built up a real appetite... for REVENGE! Luckily, the fate of humanity is once again in the hands of George and Harold and their annoying nemesis Melvin Sneedly. Will Wedgie Power prevail? Or will the amazing Captain Underpants be flushed away forever?
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.


  • The critics are CRAZY about UNDERPANTS!

    "A triumph of irreverence." --NEWSWEEK

    "Call Pilkey . . . the savior of the 'reluctant reader.'" --USA TODAY

    "For every downtrodden fun-seeking kid who never wanted to read a book." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

    "Subversively hilarious." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

    "Celebrates the triumph of the good-hearted." --The Educational Book and Media Association

    "It'll make kids laugh until soda comes out of their noses." --BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS



"Here you are," said Melvin. "Home again, home again, jiggity jig! Take your precious eggs and go about your business!"

"Wait a second," said George. "Aren't the cops still after us?"

"Yeah," said Harold. "Don't they still think we stole that money from the bank?"

"Not anymore," said Melvin proudly, patting himself on the back with one of his mechanical tentacles. "Luckily, I had this glow-in-the-dark, time-traveling robo-squid suit in my garage. I used it to go back in time and hack into the bank's computer."

"What for?" asked Harold.

"No big deal," said Melvin. "I altered their surveillance images a little bit. Just don't grow a mustache or a beard anytime soon, and you guys'll be fine."

"Wow," said Harold. "Melvin Sneedly rescued us. I can't believe it!"

"Yeah, I don't get it, Melvin," said George, suspiciously. "You've always hated us. How come you're being so nice to us all of a sudden?"

"Oh, I have my reasons," said Melvin. "I have my reasons."