We’ve teamed up with Captain Underpants to celebrate the launch of his twelfth epic novel called Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-a-Lot. Written by Dav Pilkey. We were asked to present a kid-friendly craft that was inspired by the book so I asked my daughter what she had in mind. She came up with the cutest project ever. This DIY holds a special place in my heart because it was all done by her. The pictures, the drawing, the cutting, the gluing, coloring, everything. She took her inspiration and ran with it.
First, about the book…
There’s something rotten in the state of Ohio, and it’s smellier than a pile of putrid gym socks! Steer clear–it’s Sir Stinks-A-Lot!
George, Harold, and their doubles, Yesterday George and Yesterday Harold, have a good thing going. Two of them go to school, while the other two hide in the tree house and play video games all day–then they switch! But when their malicious gym teacher, Mr. Meaner, creates a method of mind control that turns their fellow students into attentive, obedient, perfect children, the future of all humanity will be in their hands!
The book was written by Dav Pilkey. When Dav Pilkey was a kid, he suffered from ADHD, dyslexia, and behavioral problems. Dav was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hall every day. Luckily, Dav loved to draw and make up stories, so he spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic books.
In the second grade, Dav Pilkey created a comic book about a superhero named Captain Underpants. His teacher ripped it up and told him he couldn’t spend the rest of his life making silly books.
Fortunately, Dav was not a very good listener.
Dav continues to create books in the Pacific Northwest where he lives with his wife. Visit him online at www.pilkey.com.
Below is the craft that my daughter created. She made a paper bag Captain Underpants puppet:
Check out this new video by Dav Pilkey called “Reading Gives You Superpowers!”:
Visit Dav Pilkey at www.pilkey.com
Check out scholastic.com/captainunderpants
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