Category Archives: Dav Pilkey

January 15, 2014

Dav Pilkey & Jeff Kinney Webcast Today

extraJeff Kinney and Dav Pilkey Create a “Story Smashup” Live On Stage in an Exclusive Scholastic Webcast Today

WHEN: Today at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT
WHO: Jeff Kinney, creator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and Dav Pilkey, creator of the Captain Underpants series.

CU_attackoftalkingtoiletsWHERE: Scholastic Headquarters in NYC, but we will be live-chatting about the event on the Reading Buzz Message Board. And you can watch the webcast video here.

AND download the contest entry form to create your own brilliant, one-of-a-kind, three-panel ending to Kinney and Pilkey’s original story! One Grand Prize Winner will have his or her entry framed alongside Kinney and Pilkey’s first six panels, autographed by each author. Ten Runners-Up will receive their very own illustrated storytelling extravaganza book collection. So, yeah, you will want to enter that!

Mail your entry by February 14 to:
The Mini-Story Cliff-Hanger Contest
P.O. Box 714
New York, NY, 10013-0714

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. All students in grades 2 through 8 in a U.S. school who are legal U.S. residents are eligible to enter, except those who have family members employed by Scholastic Inc. Every entry MUST include student name, teacher name, grade/age, school name, address and phone number and mailed to: Mash-Up Mini-Story Cliffhanger Contest, P.O. Box 714, New York, NY, 10013-0714. One (1) Grand Prize Winner (approx. retail value: $300) and ten (10) Runners Up (approximate retail value: $75) will be selected based on clarity of thought, execution and creativity. Winners will be notified on or about March 13, 2014. Void where prohibited.

Hope to see you in the chat!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

January 6, 2014

Captain Underpants Meets Wimpy Kid Webcast!

extraJeff Kinney and Dav Pilkey Create a “Story Smashup” Live On Stage in an Exclusive Scholastic Webcast

Jeff Kinney, creator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and Dav Pilkey, creator of the Captain Underpants series joined forces for a “Story CU_attackoftalkingtoiletsSmashup” webcast event at Scholastic.

Superstar artist-authors Jeff Kinney and Dav Pilkey worked together to create an original story with art and pictures based on suggestions from an audience of kids. In the webcast, you can also watch Kinney and Pilkey’s hilarious attempts to draw each other’s characters and to see if they can draw their own characters, Greg Heffley and Captain Underpants, blindfolded! Watch the webcast video.

And . . . There’s more! You can enter a contest based on Jeff Kinney and Dav Pilkey’s story starter. Download the contest entry form and create your own brilliant, one-of-a-kind, three-panel ending to Kinney and Pilkey’s original story! One Grand Prize Winner will have his or her entry framed alongside Kinney and Pilkey’s first six panels, autographed by each author. Ten Runners-Up will receive their very own illustrated storytelling extravaganza book collection. So, yeah, you will want to enter that!

Mail your entry by February 14 to:
The Mini-Story Cliff-Hanger Contest
P.O. Box 714
New York, NY, 10013-0714

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. All students in grades 2 through 8 in a U.S. school who are legal U.S. residents are eligible to enter, except those who have family members employed by Scholastic Inc. Every entry MUST include student name, teacher name, grade/age, school name, address and phone number and mailed to: Mash-Up Mini-Story Cliffhanger Contest, P.O. Box 714, New York, NY, 10013-0714. One (1) Grand Prize Winner (approx. retail value: $300) and ten (10) Runners Up (approximate retail value: $75) will be selected based on clarity of thought, execution and creativity. Winners will be notified on or about March 13, 2014. Void where prohibited.

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

February 24, 2011

Super Diaper Baby Sequel!

Posted by at 3:52 pm in Dav Pilkey, Reads | Permalink

SuperDiaperBaby Dav Pilkey fans, this one’s for you: the long-awaited sequel to the bestselling novel Super Diaper Baby is almost here, and here is a SUPER sneak preview of the book’s cover!

Super Diaper Baby 2: Invasion of the Potty Snatchers by George Beard and Harold Hutchins (the fourth grade creators of Captain Underpants) will be published on June 28, 2011­­—just in time for summer reading!

June 28 may feel very far away, so to pass the time, why not brush up on the world of Harold and George with The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby or The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen From the Future? And of course, you can always read the book that started it all: The Adventures of Captain Underpants.

February 15, 2011

Captain Underpants Scavenger Hunt

Posted by at 6:06 am in Dav Pilkey, Games, Trivia | Permalink

Captunderpants_130 A comic book superhero based on undergarments. An army of carnivorous toilets. Naughty cafeteria ladies from outer space. A diapered baby superhero who fights a villain named Deputy "Doo Doo." I can only be talking about one thing: the Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey.

How well do you know one of the most popular potty humor series of all time? Find out with our Scavenger Hunt! All the answers can be found by exploring the Online Adventures of Captain Underpants (ie the Captain Underpants website).

  1. What happens when you press the red button that says DO NOT PUSH?
  2. In which Arcade Game can you turn up your speakers to create a symphony of belches?
  3. When you watch the Captain Underpants Movie – what does the billboard say gym teachers smell like?
  4. What is your silly name according to Professor Poopypants' Name Change-o-Chart 2000?
  5. In the Click-o-Rama "George Saves Harold" what does George do?
  6. Under the Games section, what can you "Make Your Own" of?
  7. What happens when you click on "Romance?"
  8. In the "Epic Novels" section, the anniversary edition of The Adventures of Captain Underpants is celebrating how many years?

So scavenge around, and let us know your answers in the Comments. Then check back next week for answers. Until then!

—Ratha, Stacks Writer

August 17, 2010

Dav Pilkey Ook & Gluk Game

Posted by at 10:16 am in Dav Pilkey, Games, Graphic Novels, Reads, Trivia | Permalink

Ook_gluk Hi! You may know by now that Dav Pilkey, the creator of the Captain Underpants series has a new book out called The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung Fu Cavemen From the Future. There were some hilarious comments about the book cover when we previewed it a few months ago. And now Dav Pilkey created this Spot the Difference game with an image from the book. There are 26 differences between the two images. Can you find them all?

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March 18, 2010

A New Book for Captain Underpants Fans!

Posted by at 9:01 am in Dav Pilkey, Reads, Sneak Peek | Permalink

Ook_gluk Dav Pilkey, the author of the Captain Underpants series, is working on a new book coming out on August 10, 2010. The title of the book is — are you ready for this — The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen From the Future.

OK, with a title like that, I don't think I even need to say any more. It goes without saying the book is going to be every bit as hilarious as Captain Underpants. I'm laughing just looking at the cover!

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Speaking of the cover, what do you think is going on there? Leave a comment telling us what you think Ook and Gluk are doing and saying!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

March 21, 2009

Bored in the Car

Posted by at 6:20 am in Dav Pilkey, Games | Permalink

You’ve either read all of your books, have no one to play the license plate game with, keep getting headaches while trying to read, or your parents can’t take any more of you asking, “Are we there yet?” You’ll want to check out my next five picks for the ultimate boredom busters for the car (or bus or plane or anywhere you find yourself bored — school not included).

The All New Captain Underpants-Extra Crunchy Book O' Fun 2_11381353 The All New Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book O’ Fun 2 by Dav Pilkey

  • Get ready to laugh your pants off, giggle profusely, and hoot at the hilarious antics of Captain Underpants.
  • This isn’t just any book. This book is filled with crossword puzzles, word finds, mazes, and more.
  • Plus, learn how to draw your favorite characters, tell cheesy jokes, and even make your own silly Captain Underpants story!
  • But that’s not all! You get a brand-new 56-page comic called The Night of the Terror of the Revenge of the Curse of the Bride of Hairy Potty, featuring Captain Underpants, Super Diaper Baby, and Diaper Dog!

Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader Word Search _29524619 Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? Word Search by John Samson

  • If you love word searches and you think you’re smarter than the average 5th grader, then you’ll want to try out these challenging — or maybe not so challenging — word searches.
  • Filled with word searches even the smartest genius might not be able to solve!
  • Will you be saying, “I’m smarter than a 5th grader — at word searches!”?

Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader Crossword Puzzles_29524621 Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? Crossword Puzzles by John Samson

  • After you’re done testing out your word search skills, try your hand and brain at crossword puzzles.
  • From 1st-grade science to 3rd-grade math to 5th-grade social studies, test out your knowledge with these tricky puzzles!
  • These puzzles would even leave the brainiest kid in your class scratching his or her head.

Klutz Road Trip Trivia: A Big Book of Backseat Brainteasers by the editors of Klutz

  • Get ready for the best goofball trivia ever!
  • Put your thinking cap on and get ready to reflect on questions like: Does pondering useless information make the miles fly? Do bedbugs bark? (Answers: Yes and, believe it or not, yes.)
  • Stump your parents with pages and pages of ridiculous trivia.

Secret Language of Birthdays_7166668 Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider

  • Do you ever wonder whether the day you were born determined your personality or the way you do certain things? Time to find out!
  • This book describes in detail the characteristics and quirks of personality associated with being born on a particular day of the year.
  • Learn which famous personalities share your birthday.
  • Discover and realize your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Find out what makes your family, friends, and favorite celebrities tick just by knowing their birthdays!

Those are my choices for some quick boredom solutions. What books, puzzles, and activities do you like to do on the road?

— Carly M., STACKS Staffer

March 9, 2009

Captain Underpants the movie

Posted by at 6:52 am in Celebrities, Dav Pilkey | Permalink

Captunderpants_130Last week in my Captain Underpants soundtrack posting, I mentioned that I would absolutely love to see Captain Underpants hit the silver screen. However, at the time I was suffering a complete brain fart and couldn’t think of the perfect actors to star in this film. Fortunately, a few days after coming up with the soundtrack, the most ideal and yet obvious actor to star as Captain Underpants came to me — just like all of a sudden finding that piece of clothing that’s been sitting right atop a pile of clothes in your room! After realizing who could play Captain Underpants, the rest of the cast trickled into view.

So if Captain Underpants were made into a movie, it would star . . .

Will Ferrell as Captain Underpants/Principal Krupp
After laughing hysterically at his films (such as Blades of Glory, Elf, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and many more), one realizes that Will Farrell is one of the funniest actors of our time and could easily pull off an underpants-wearing, cape-toting, bully-fighting super hero.

2nd choice:
Seth Rogen as Captain Underpants/Principal Krupp

Due to Will Farrell’s extremely busy schedule, the film would have to call for the perfect backup — otherwise known as Seth Rogen. This comedic actor played the voice of Mantis in the funny animated film Kung Fu Panda.

Jake T. Austin as George Beard
This actor is on the rise. Not only is he one of the main stars on the hit Disney show Wizards of Waverly Place, but he also recently starred the movie Hotel for Dogs. Though I haven’t seen his latest movie, I do find him extremely funny alongside his co-stars Selena Gomez and David Henrie. While some actors have to actively strive to be funny and humorous, I think that comedy comes naturally to Austin.

Bobb’e J. Thompson as Harold Hutchins
You may have seen him as the annoying Stanley on Disney channel’s That’s So Raven or in the more recent movie Fred Claus, starring Vince Vaughn. However, if neither one of those ring a bell, you’ll be hearing of and seeing Thompson in his comedic roles in the future films Imagine That and Snowmen.

And what if the movie industry wants to go with a couple actors a few years older than the respective characters in the books? Not to worry! Hollywood and I have got that covered! So who else could play the parts of George and Harold? Well, I’ll give you a couple a hints. They already star as friends in a hit Disney channel show. Each has proven himself as an excellent comedic actor. And they have both been acting since they were young. Which two actors am I referring to? Kyle Massey and Jason Dolly of Corey in the House!

So, what do you think of my character picks? Have someone else mind for the potential Captain Underpants Movie? Leave me a comment! And if this hypothetical movie never actually becomes a reality, you can always go play the Captain Underpants games.

— Carly M., STACKS Staffer

February 27, 2009

Captain Underpants Soundtrack

Posted by at 7:21 am in Dav Pilkey, Graphic Novels, Music | Permalink

Captunderpants_130 Okay, so who thinks Captain Underpants should be made into a movie? I do! How hysterically funny, completely great, and insanely awesome would that be? I’m still racking my brain and digging through my arsenal of actors who could play the characters in the movie (George, Harold, Mr. Krupp, and Captain Underpants himself), but I am certain of the perfect soundtrack!

Here it is:

“What’s My Age Again?” – Blink 182
(The PERFECT theme song)

“Pocket Full of Sunshine” – Natasha Beddingfield

“Mmmbop” – Hanson
(MMMbop tick a ta ba do ba dubi da ba do ba)

“Beat It”- Michael Jackson
(A new catch phrase for Captain Underpants, perhaps? “Showin’ How Funky Strong Is Your Fight”)

“Kryptonite” – 3 Doors Down
(Captain Underpants’ kryptonite is water)

“Time To Dance” – Panic At The Disco

What Are You Waiting For? Gwen Stefani
(“Tick-tock, tick-tock . . . “)

“Hero”  Chad Kroeger

“When I Come Around”  Green Day
(“No time to search the world around, ’cause you know where I’ll be found . . .”)

“The Middle” – Jimmy Eat World
(Song for dancing around in your underwear)

“Hey Ya”  Outkast
(“Shake it like a polaroid picture”)

What about you? Which songs would YOU choose for a Captain Underpants soundtrack?

— Carly M., STACKS Staffer