Reviews for El Capitan Calzoncillos Y la Furia De la Supermujer Macroelastica / Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman

Criticas Reviews 2004 January-February
Gr 2-5-Absurdly over the top, Pilkey's hyper-melodramaticnarration and deliberately simple cartoon animation achievepitch-perfect lunacy. In this fifth installment, Jorge and Bertoinvent a new supervillain, the Wicked Wedgie Woman, whoseMedusalike, bionic hairdo sends out powerful tentacles to grabthe elastic waistbands of boys' underwear and give them wedgies.Unfortunately, Supermujer becomes real after the boys try tohypnotize their teacher, Senora Pichote, into changing theirreport card grades, and-of course-mayhem ensues. Pilkeyintroduces young readers to reverse psychology andreverse-reverse psychology. This volume adds to Pilkey's galleryof Flip-o-Rama scenes, by which readers can almost animate theillustrations. Phenomenal best sellers in English, the CaptainUnderpants books translate beautifully into Spanish and arerecommended for all children's libraries and bookstores.-CoopRenner, Fairmeadows Elementary, Duncanville, TX Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.