Scholastic has launched The Adventures of Captain Underpants for the iPad, which is based on the Bestselling Book Series by Dav Pilkey and apparently, he's as excited about it as everyone else. The author says, "The Scholastic app team did an awesome job! I really think kids are going to have a lot of fun reading the book in full color, playing the crazy games, interacting with the characters—and creating new ones of their own!"
We hate to stereotype but this is a boy's book, through and through. That said, as teachers, we can always rely on these kinds of tales to entice even the extremely reluctant reader, "The Adventures of Captain Underpants" does that and more! Even though we generally shy away from this kind of humor, we have to admit these two boys are adorable as they bumble their way through adventure after adventure! Whether they remind you of Batman and Robin, Tom and Jerry, or some other the dynamic duo, George and Harold are hilarious.
Author Dav Pilkey grew up inventing characters and Captain Underpants heralds from his own days in elementary school, “I have an agenda: I'm secretly trying to inspire kids to create their own stories and comics, and I don't want them to feel stifled by ‘perfectionism." In fact, Dav Pilkey’s mission is to “encourage kids to be creative without worrying about being perfect.” Scholastic has done a fine job making sure that the integrity and insatiable antics of this famous superhero remain true to his skivvies. If you are a parent or teacher afraid to go there, reconsider and check out this wonderful resource for gleaning all kinds of educational activities directly from the author in his ULTIMATE Epic Guide to using his books. The zany extras included in the Captain Underpants app absolutely do not disappoint. You can create an avatar, come up with your own “Captain Underpants name” and interact with this famous undergarment-clad superhero: play games, collect and play whacky sounds and animate the action yourself with the Flip-O-Rama feature. This app has the added indulgence of - Do not collect any personally identifiable information
* No ads
* No social media sharing
* No in-app purchasing
* No links out to websites
* No location-tracking functions
"For more than fifteen years, kids around the world have devoured Dav Pilkey's brilliant combination of humorous stories, fantastic characters, and irresistible illustrations," said Ellie Berger, President of Scholastic Trade. "Now, longtime fans, as well as those just discovering the captivating world of Captain Underpants, can experience Dav Pilkey's irreverent humor in this all-new interactive format. This app is a fun and exciting way to extend the reading experience for this phenomenally popular series."