Here we are at day four of Banned Books Week! Today, I want to talk about one of my favorite books written for young readers: Captain Underpants!
Really? Captain Underpants? Yes! Captain Underpants! I love these books! I loved them roughly fifteen years ago when my daughter (now 19) brought the first one home and, since then, I’ve loved every one I’ve seen. I couldn’t wait until my 11 year-old son was ready for them!
Why do I like them? Because they’re funny, and because they capture the interests of young and reluctant readers. I remember sitting up late one night with my mother-in-law — long after my daughter had gone to bed — as we laughed so hard we cried over some of the antics of Pilkey’s characters. They were…
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