I must admit that I avoid talking about bodily fluids. My days of diaper changing are over. In the day…the days of diapers and diaper changing…I was all about poop and how much and how messy and oh my what did this baby eat to make such a messy diaper. But, now those days are behind me. Thankfully.
My kids on the other hand are all about using “toilet language.” They know not to do it at the dinner table, but at any other time watch out!
Speaking of toilet words… My son and I have been reading the latest from Dav Pilkey. You will know him if you have kids who have read the Captain Underpants series of books. Captain U books are the type of books that a kid can read by himself. The books are recommended for 7+. By the age of 7, many kids are tired of the Stage 1, 2, 3 readers. Books read in school are mostly longer readers or chapter books. Kids at this age want to use their new-found reading skills, but might not be ready for the rigor of reading a chapter book. Graphic novels allow kids to read a little, look at pictures, but most importantly read on their own.
The Captain Underpants series are a departure from most books read by this age group. The books star the “tight-whitey-wearing superhero who fights for Truth, Justice, and all that is Pre-Shrunk and Cottony.” New to the series is a pair of books written by George and Harold.
I’m not certain if George & Harold are real people, but since the books are listed as being written by the creators of Captain Underpants I think I can safely say that your kids will love this new series. You on the other hand may cringe a little at the humor, but let your kids read away. If you have a reluctant reader, a book like this may get them reading.
I recently was sent a pair of books to review: The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby and Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers. I read through both books in one sitting. I like to at least skim through books my kids read. The books are cute. The illustrations look like they were drawn by a kid. The spelling is erratic. The chapters are short, with snappy dialogue, and a few tricks to keep kids reading. Our favorite feature is the use of the Flip Book. At least 5 times per book kids can place their thumb on the handy thumbprint and flip the book to see the characters do whatever it is that they do.
In fact, we loved the Flip Book feature so much that I wonder if the authors would consider making an entire book in the series a Flip Book. I can just visualize Super Diaper Baby and Super Diaper Dog flying to the rescue! In fact the Flip Book might look a bit like this video…
Want to win a Super Diaper Baby Prize Pack? I have 4 prize packs to give away to 4 lucky readers! [1 prize pack was awarded earlier. Congrats, Sara! Contest deadline extended to give people more time to enter.] The Super Diaper Baby Prize pack contains:
- Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers
- The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby
- Super Diaper Baby Ruler
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I was given the two Super Diaper Baby books to facilitate my review. The giveaway is open to U.S residents only. Giveaway ends September 21, at 11:59 p.m. The views expressed in this post are my own. I follow the tenets of Blog With Integrity.