This was one of the funniest books I’ve read when I was in year 4-5. I’m doing a review on Captain Underpants and the Perilous plot of professor poopypants for a school exercise. It is a book by Dav Pilkey. It tells you the story in the 3rd person narrative and it is the fourth book in the series. This book is about a funny sounding guy named Professor Pippy P. Poopypants. He is a scientist from a place where everyone has a silly name. He creates all these wonderful inventions like a shrinking machine and am enlarging machine.
He tried to show his inventions in America to help the world by shrinking the garbage and increase the world’s food supply but everyone just laughs at his name. When a teacher in Jerome Horwitz Elementary School, Mr. Fyde quits his job to retire because he thinks he going insane, Professor Poopypants applies for the teaching job he sees in an ad in the newspaper. Professor Poopypants thinks the children would be kind and sweet-hearted and not laugh at his name, but they are no different. Professor Poopypants invented a machine that allows gerbils to jog alongside their masters and gets the children interested in it but when he reveals his middle name to be Pee-Pee, it causes the children to start laughing again. A teacher, Ms, Ribble read the story of The Pied Piper from Hamelin and this inspires George and Harold to write a comic book about Professor poopypants inventing an army of gerbil joggers to destroy the world. This however, makes Professor Poopypants go crazy and he gets revenge. He supersized his gerbil machine and then gets inside. He shrinks the school and holds them hostage. He told everyone that they have to change their names to silly ones instead of a normal name, and if anyone refuses to do so will be shrunk. He changed Mr. Krupp’s name to “Lumpy Pottybiscuits”, George and Harold’s name to Fluffy and Cheeseball and the mighty Captain Underpants to “Buttercup Chickenfanny”. Then one of the boys enlarge Captain Underpants to the size of the professor. The rest of the story is just a classic superhero story where Captain Underpants beats professor Poopypants, everyone’s name is back to normal, the school and captain underpants turns back into their normal size. The professor gets taken to jail and Captain Underpants gets soaked with water, and therefore turning back into the old and mean MR. Krupp.
It is a good book, very easy to read and funny. It has some great illustrations and art. It starts with “Once upon a time” and is the only book I’ve read with that starting sentence. I like all the names that they change into. It’s been so long since I’ve read this book and I would love to read the other series of this book all over again. I recommend this book for audience of children aged 7-12 but really, it is for all ages so anyone can read it.