Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets (Captain Underpants, #2)
George and Harold are up to their usual tricks. Last time they hypnotized Principal Krupp into believing he was Captain Underpants. Now, by mistake, they bring to life the most disgusting, life-threatening monster -- the terrible Turbo Toilet 2000. Can anyone save the school from the terrifying attack of the Talking Toilets? Watch out world, big briefs are back!

Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets (Captain Underpants, #2) Details

TitleCaptain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets (Captain Underpants, #2)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 16th, 2000
PublisherScholastic
ISBN-139780439995443
Rating
GenreChildrens, Humor, Fiction, Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fantasy, Middle Grade, Comedy, Chapter Books, Funny

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Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets (Captain Underpants, #2) Review

  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    You know, I almost don’t want to admit it, but I enjoyed Captain Underpants. Not to the point that I feel like I need to read another one, but certainly more than I expected. George and Harold are two bright yet… precocious young men who write their own comic books about a character they call Captain Underpants. Due to some accident that occurs in the first Captain Underpants book, their principal is occasionally hypnotized to believe he is Captain Underpants, during which time he sheds his clot You know, I almost don’t want to admit it, but I enjoyed Captain Underpants. Not to the point that I feel like I need to read another one, but certainly more than I expected. George and Harold are two bright yet… precocious young men who write their own comic books about a character they call Captain Underpants. Due to some accident that occurs in the first Captain Underpants book, their principal is occasionally hypnotized to believe he is Captain Underpants, during which time he sheds his clothes and his toupee and runs around the school in his tightie-whities with a curtain tied around his neck. The books have lots of drawings, including a few pages of George and Harold’s actual comic book, as well a “flip pages” where the action is entirely in pictures. However, I found the text to have some challenging vocabulary (when reading with my Reading Buddy, Bradley, we looked up “defiantly” and “gullible” in the dictionary, and I defined “toupee”), some important concepts (we talked about the difference between one dimensional, two dimensional, and three dimensional), and even irony. Yes, it’s primarily third-grade boy humor, like making the talking toilets throw up by stuffing them with creamed chipped beef from the school cafeteria, but it’s also quite fun.
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  • [Shai] The Bibliophage
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed reading this second installment in this graphic novel series. I find it less funny than the first one but nevertheless, readers will still laugh with the 'potty' adventures of George, Harold and Captain Underpants.
  • Jess Wilson
    January 1, 1970
    Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets opens with a comic strip giving a premise of the book- telling the true story of how they hypnotized their principal. Two boys, Harold and George transform their principal into Captain Underpants whenever they snap their fingers. To stay out of trouble, the boys receive detention but instead find themselves in a world of trouble. They stumble on a super copier that breathes life into 2-D illustrations. Harold and Greg copied their newest c Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets opens with a comic strip giving a premise of the book- telling the true story of how they hypnotized their principal. Two boys, Harold and George transform their principal into Captain Underpants whenever they snap their fingers. To stay out of trouble, the boys receive detention but instead find themselves in a world of trouble. They stumble on a super copier that breathes life into 2-D illustrations. Harold and Greg copied their newest comic strip about talking toilets that indeed attack. This ridiculous read is perfect for young children who love nonsense books with fun rhyme, cartoon artwork, and silly jokes. The pictures really make the reader feel as though they are reading a comic strip when they are actually reading a book. These fourth-grade boys and their crazy antics appeal to many children, boys and girls, throughout the elementary levels of readers.
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  • Sooraya Evans
    January 1, 1970
    My first Captain Underpants book and I loved it!Jokes and gags were well thought and effectively executed.The scene where the boys switched the letters from 'Come in and see our pretty armchairs' to 'Come in and see out hairy armpits' had me in stitches :) Oh, and the collection of flip-o-ramas during action sequences add wonders.
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  • Kristy K
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 Stars
  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    Decidedly less funny than the first Captain Underpants book. I'm not expecting high humor, here, but the kids didn't even really laugh at this one. Although they did engage in a lively debate about why toilets would even need to wear underwear. Who knows, maybe they're budding debate club members. Honestly, do our politicians even have debates much above this level?
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  • ⓢ✯ⓘ✯ⓔ✯ⓡ✯ⓡ✯ⓐ
    January 1, 1970
    Captain Underpants is an amazing childrens' series. I wish I would've read them when I was little. I regret that I haven't. But now I am, and I'm having a good time! "Captain Underpants" is an enjoyable and funny read. I like the pictures too. I find it impressive that the author writes and draws. Usually childrens' authors hire illustrators, but not this one. I'm looking forward to reading more of Dav Pilke's books.
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  • Kieran Cobb
    January 1, 1970
    George and Harold see a sign on there way to school it says "second annual invention convention" then suddenly Mr.Krupp there principal jumps out of the bushes behind the sign and says they cant go but George and Harold are prepared they sneek into the gym and find melvin they make a deal with him that they wont mess up his invention if he says they were never here, he agrees then they sbotage all the other inventions and get to work then melvin changes his mind and tells Mr.Krupp.I would recomm George and Harold see a sign on there way to school it says "second annual invention convention" then suddenly Mr.Krupp there principal jumps out of the bushes behind the sign and says they cant go but George and Harold are prepared they sneek into the gym and find melvin they make a deal with him that they wont mess up his invention if he says they were never here, he agrees then they sbotage all the other inventions and get to work then melvin changes his mind and tells Mr.Krupp.I would recommend this book to a second grader.
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  • Capri (BookABoo)
    January 1, 1970
    Lolo forgot about the fliporamas Brought back great memories and I laughed the whole time lol
  • Kira Simion
    January 1, 1970
    I know. I know. >.>Don't judge me.I read comics and go to the younger book section when I'm stressed. V-V
  • William Dawes
    January 1, 1970
    A hilarious, gross, entertaining, imaginative, wonderful middle-grade series that left me in stitches. this is one of the best book that Dav picky has every written in this life time I have to say!.
  • Nicola Mansfield
    January 1, 1970
    With the second book in the series, Pilkey picks up steam and presents a totally hilarious story. Following the same formula as the first book, this one ups the fun factor with a couple of comic sections and two Flip-o-ramas. Funnily enough toilet humour is limited to the presence of toilets and there were laugh out loud moments even for me! Book one was just OK however with the second outing for Captain Underpants Pilkey doesn't hold back and we get to see that he's fully capable of: making kid With the second book in the series, Pilkey picks up steam and presents a totally hilarious story. Following the same formula as the first book, this one ups the fun factor with a couple of comic sections and two Flip-o-ramas. Funnily enough toilet humour is limited to the presence of toilets and there were laugh out loud moments even for me! Book one was just OK however with the second outing for Captain Underpants Pilkey doesn't hold back and we get to see that he's fully capable of: making kids laugh, with outrageous silliness and humour of a kind that kids and adults will get on different levels. These books really helped my learning disabled reluctant reader become interested in reading and while not Newbery Medal material, this is what kids, and some adults, actually enjoy reading! Fun! I hope the next one continues on this level.
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  • Yousra Serry
    January 1, 1970
    The only way I would have rated this at least 2 stars if I had found out it was written by a kid, or at least by someone when they were 5. There are no evidence or indication about this tough so I'm sticking with a 1 star to simply say "I didn't like it" to which I'll add.. At all. Ps: This was lent to me by a 10 year old relative who knows I love reading so and she told me to read this book as she, apparently, "read it in just one day, at school!" so I'll obviously pretend I actually liked i The only way I would have rated this at least 2 stars if I had found out it was written by a kid, or at least by someone when they were 5. There are no evidence or indication about this tough so I'm sticking with a 1 star to simply say "I didn't like it" to which I'll add.. At all. Ps: This was lent to me by a 10 year old relative who knows I love reading so and she told me to read this book as she, apparently, "read it in just one day, at school!" so I'll obviously pretend I actually liked it for the sake of humanity and kindness. But again, I didn't. At all.
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  • Billie
    January 1, 1970
    Obviously, I am not the target audience for this, but it was the perfect bit of silliness for the commute home after a long day. And I have to give a lot of credit to whomever was responsible for the music and sound effects. They were done in such a way as to add to the cartoon-y feel, but not overdone so as to distract. So, great job there.
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  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    Not really my cup of tea, but read with my son to encourage him to read more books and become a more confident reader (he has dyslexia). Amusing and silly story with lots of gimmicky things to keep the reluctant reader turning the pages.
  • Jenna Kallio
    January 1, 1970
    Kaikki lapset lukemaan tempaava kirja. Hihityttävää vessahuumoria ja liik-kuvaa-kuvaa.
  • Huntertravis
    January 1, 1970
    This book is a funny book full of adventure and funny stuff my favorite part is when captain underpants goes to fight the big tolet I would recommend this book to people that like adventure.
  • Ethan Kirkpatrick
    January 1, 1970
    Funny book
  • Maximilian Lee
    January 1, 1970
    I didn't like this book that much. I guess it was because my dad read it to me a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time ago. I honestly think the book was kind of boring because all it was about was making jokes and after about 10 jokes, they aren't that funny. The "exciting" >_< part was just like all superhero books : the hero saves the day by destroying the villain who has some sort of machine that destroys the world. This book was about Captain Underpants defeating some tal I didn't like this book that much. I guess it was because my dad read it to me a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time ago. I honestly think the book was kind of boring because all it was about was making jokes and after about 10 jokes, they aren't that funny. The "exciting" >_< part was just like all superhero books : the hero saves the day by destroying the villain who has some sort of machine that destroys the world. This book was about Captain Underpants defeating some talking toilets.
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    Captain Underpants is funny, and entertaining. I however, will not read anymore of these books simply because I don't think I will find it funny a second time around. Defitnitly intended for children in grammar school. This book is something a younger audience becomes engaged with because of its comic set up. Reading it I was able to understand why children are so interested in them. The pictures and the comic set up are very eye catchy. George and Harold the main characters in the story have a Captain Underpants is funny, and entertaining. I however, will not read anymore of these books simply because I don't think I will find it funny a second time around. Defitnitly intended for children in grammar school. This book is something a younger audience becomes engaged with because of its comic set up. Reading it I was able to understand why children are so interested in them. The pictures and the comic set up are very eye catchy. George and Harold the main characters in the story have a very unique way of doing things. Like what they do to their principal....( I don't want to spoil for those who have no read). There are a couple of scenes in the book that are a little immature and unrealistic but, I understand its appropriate for the intended age level. Scenes like the talking toilets throwing up.
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    This is a funny book about two kids who love to make up comic books. Their main character is captain underpants and his adventures in saving the world. This is a fun read with child humor involved and the perceptions of their days at school and the world. This is also an engaging book for the young reader who is learning to love literature.
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  • 15HarrisonT
    January 1, 1970
    Very good talking toilets they were romantic
  • Maya Palavali
    January 1, 1970
    Lots of umm.... humor
  • Mehsi
    January 1, 1970
    My first book for the Banned Books Week (25-9 to 1-10). I guess most of you can imagine why this one would be banned. It was a fun book though, and I laughed a lot. I will definitely see if I can find the other books in this series as well, I was already surprised to find this one at Library #3 (then again they have a bigger English collection than my other libraries). I am sure a lot of people won't like the humour in this one (toilet humour, plus over-the-top evil teachers/principal), but I qu My first book for the Banned Books Week (25-9 to 1-10). I guess most of you can imagine why this one would be banned. It was a fun book though, and I laughed a lot. I will definitely see if I can find the other books in this series as well, I was already surprised to find this one at Library #3 (then again they have a bigger English collection than my other libraries). I am sure a lot of people won't like the humour in this one (toilet humour, plus over-the-top evil teachers/principal), but I quite liked it! The main characters were truly a delight, though boy, oh boy, their pranks are just wow. This is a new level of pranking. Not only gluing the teachers, but everyone else in attendance as well. :P I loved their invention for writing on a blackboard. Now that is one way to write all your sentences in one go. I am sure lots of kids wouldn't mind that, though then again, from what I hear most school are going digital with their boards, so I wonder how many will still be able to use this invention. Their comics were a delight (well at least the Captain Underpants one was, I was totally not interested in the dog one). They sure got talent, both in art and story. The story in this one, and all that happens in this book? Brilliant! When Captain Underpants turned up, the story picked up even more and I enjoyed it so much. Go go Captain Underpants! Rescuing the day, destroying toilets left and right! I do have to say that I liked the principal more when he was in CU mode. As principal he was just a bit too much for me. Too harsh, too dictatorial, too mean. Sure, those kids do some stuff that is not really good, but to treat them like that? No. The art (as this book is full of it) is pretty great, of course not the best, but it certainly fits the story and it made the book even more engaging to read.All in all, I would recommend this book. I am sure kids will adore this Captain Underpants, and will laugh themselves silly reading it.Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/
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  • Michele Lee
    January 1, 1970
    Parents who aren't already on the Captain Underpants bandwagon are missing out. These books are fun, funny and most of all they get kids engaged with real books, not just game screens. Harold and George are best friends and a pair of truly mischievous kids. In the first book they kinda sorta accidentally brainwashed their mean principal into becoming Captain Underpants, the comic superhero they created. In this book Principal Krupp (Captain Underpants' alter ego) is holding the second annual In Parents who aren't already on the Captain Underpants bandwagon are missing out. These books are fun, funny and most of all they get kids engaged with real books, not just game screens. Harold and George are best friends and a pair of truly mischievous kids. In the first book they kinda sorta accidentally brainwashed their mean principal into becoming Captain Underpants, the comic superhero they created. In this book Principal Krupp (Captain Underpants' alter ego) is holding the second annual Invention Convention, and after George and Harold ruined the last one with a new body heat activated, super fast drying glue he's declared them not invited. Upset George and Harold break into the gym and prank all the other inventions. However their mischievous actions (which unfortunately in this book have no redeeming qualities) cause a bunch of trouble when they accidentally misuse an invention which brings the bad guys from their latest comic to life. The book is fun, well illustrated and beyond wacky. The collectors edition includes a cd with music videos, games and other fun side features (a must have for real fans, and also an extra way to engage those tough to reach kids. My son is autistic and he cannot get enough of this series and even asks to go to the bookstore to get the next in the series as we finish each one.) Highly recommended, despite the fact that Harold and George are at times jerks, because of how it reached kids. Contains: crude jokes & naughtiness Recommended for: 6 & up
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  • Dolly
    January 1, 1970
    This is another hilarious book in the Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey. We really liked the first book and I'm not sure why we waited so long to read the next one. Our girls were howling with laughter and insisted that I read another chapter and another chapter until we finished the whole book in one reading (it's a quick read, but they still were up a little later than I'd like!) The humor is quite juvenile and the storyline is very predictable, but we all really liked it. They especiall This is another hilarious book in the Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey. We really liked the first book and I'm not sure why we waited so long to read the next one. Our girls were howling with laughter and insisted that I read another chapter and another chapter until we finished the whole book in one reading (it's a quick read, but they still were up a little later than I'd like!) The humor is quite juvenile and the storyline is very predictable, but we all really liked it. They especially like the Flip-O-Rama pages. All in all, I find these stories to be very entertaining and perfect for getting reluctant readers to learn to love books. We will certainly move on to the next story and I expect that it won't be a year and a half before we do so. March 2012 update: Our youngest liked these books so much that she's borrowing them again from her elementary school library.
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  • Serena Wheatley
    January 1, 1970
    Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets is an engaging, comedic, laugh out loud book that will keep a child interested through the entire story! In this story, Captain Underpants, goes to school and everything is normal, nasty lunch, mean principal, and mean gym teacher. Until their school gets zapped by a UFO ray that turns all of the toilets into live eating monsters. Captain Underpants uses plungers to make the toilets stop eating. Then the Turbo Toilet 2000 appears and Capta Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets is an engaging, comedic, laugh out loud book that will keep a child interested through the entire story! In this story, Captain Underpants, goes to school and everything is normal, nasty lunch, mean principal, and mean gym teacher. Until their school gets zapped by a UFO ray that turns all of the toilets into live eating monsters. Captain Underpants uses plungers to make the toilets stop eating. Then the Turbo Toilet 2000 appears and Captain Underpants is in for a fight! The action-packed novel with many detailed illustrations keeps the reader engaged through the entire book!I really enjoyed reading this book, it took me back to my childhood and reminded me of how much I loved these books. The comic book type format keeps the reader engaged and I loved that about this story. Another thing I also really enjoyed the way the book's illustrations are set up to make you want to keep turning the pages. This book is one I highly recommend for younger kids who need some comedy to keep them engaged in reading.
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  • TheMadHatter
    January 1, 1970
    Late last year, my seven year old son told me that he didn't like reading. This floored me a little as he is a really good little reader, but apparently he reads what he is told to at school and knows the words he sees on the page, but doesn't really enjoy it (and after listening to the school readers with him each week, I am not overly surprised).Anyway, I was told by a local librarian that these are books that young boys love. At just under 150 pages, the length is perfect. We read a few chapt Late last year, my seven year old son told me that he didn't like reading. This floored me a little as he is a really good little reader, but apparently he reads what he is told to at school and knows the words he sees on the page, but doesn't really enjoy it (and after listening to the school readers with him each week, I am not overly surprised).Anyway, I was told by a local librarian that these are books that young boys love. At just under 150 pages, the length is perfect. We read a few chapters over a few nights which didn't push his boredom metre too much. On a few of the nights he even asked for one more chapter to find out what was going on. There was interactive parts of the book and some very cool drawings. The story line was about two ratbag kids, so I guess for him that is pretty close to home :-). I wouldn't say he has been converted, but at least it is a step in the right direction.
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  • Lion
    January 1, 1970
    So far, my favorite in the series. Harold and George go to the detention room. Mr Krupp their principal tells them to write the sentence "I will never do anything which angers my handsome and charming principal, Mr Krupp, ever, ever again." Once they finished writing the sentences, they had a lot of time to write a new comic to sell at the playground. Mr Krupp said if they left the detention room, they would be suspended. But George and Harold snuck out and tried to make copies of their book wit So far, my favorite in the series. Harold and George go to the detention room. Mr Krupp their principal tells them to write the sentence "I will never do anything which angers my handsome and charming principal, Mr Krupp, ever, ever again." Once they finished writing the sentences, they had a lot of time to write a new comic to sell at the playground. Mr Krupp said if they left the detention room, they would be suspended. But George and Harold snuck out and tried to make copies of their book with Melvin's PATSY2000. When they try to copy it, a lot of evil toilets come out of the PATSY2000! The best part when the evil toilet swallowed the gym teacher whole! Then the toilets ate up all the other teachers in the school! George and Harold turned Mr Krupp into Captain Underpants and fired some yucky cream chipped beef into the toilets mouth. This killed the toilets and freed the teachers.
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  • Mandy Jennings
    January 1, 1970
    Ever since The Super Diaper Baby 2 book I received from class and introduced to my boys, they are crazy mad over Dav Pilkey and Captain Underpants! This is a comic-like chapter book written by Harold and George, 2 students. They have turned their principal into Captain Underpants by using the Patsy 2000, a copying machine that turns pictures into real life people/objects. The principal must save the day when the toilets come to life and take over the school and town. This is such a silly story b Ever since The Super Diaper Baby 2 book I received from class and introduced to my boys, they are crazy mad over Dav Pilkey and Captain Underpants! This is a comic-like chapter book written by Harold and George, 2 students. They have turned their principal into Captain Underpants by using the Patsy 2000, a copying machine that turns pictures into real life people/objects. The principal must save the day when the toilets come to life and take over the school and town. This is such a silly story but my kids enjoy it so much. They laugh when I read it and when I put it down, they want to pick it up. They've been asking the media specialist for Dav Pilkey books and they can't stay on the shelves. (smile). This book is especially good for boys and writing. This shows them that they can use their imagination to create a stilly story.
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