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**Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman

by Dav Pilkey

Reviewed October 10, 2001.
Blue Sky Press.  2001.  Available at Sembach Library.

This book is definitely not for those with highbrow tastes.  But for a quick laugh, please don’t begrudge your kids this book!  Yes, it’s potty humor.  It’s silly and not at all realistic.  But it is funny, and has a nice little point about nonconformity.  I loved the sign on the school wall shown in one of the pictures:  “MINDLESS CONFORMITY:  It’s cool!  It’s fun!  Be Just Like Everybody Else!  Individuality Causes Pain!”  Underneath the words was a picture of two identical broadly smiling faces.  Most schools don’t deliver that message quite so blatantly, do they?

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