Thursday, November 16, 2017
#tbt: The Adventures of Captain Underpants: the first epic novel by Dav Pilkey
The Adventures of Captain Underpants: the first epic novel by Dav Pilkey. Scholastic, September, 1997.
#tbt features The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey. Tra-la-la! It has been 20 years since Capt. Underpants burst on the scene to captivate younger readers and annoy adults like parents, teachers and librarians (Not me! I snort-laugh) with its ubiquitous potty humor. Dav Pilkey was a creative kid who had trouble reading and sitting still. He spent a lot of time at a desk out in the hallway and was 7 or 8 when he created the characters of George and Harold. He was actually told by one of his teachers that he would not amount to much. His first book, World War Won, was published in 1987 when he was 21 but he had written and illustrated it as a teenager. He submitted it to a writing contest where he won first place. The prize was publication of the book. Thanks for persisting Dav!