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Do you kids like the books?
We got a bunch if them from a school book fair. We finally got around to reading them and they are actually very cute and funny. Lol
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by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 8:59 AM
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by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Quoting soymujer:

My kids haven't read them.

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by Bronze Member on Mar. 1, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Happy to hear it!  But most of all your kids will benefit from it! :)

Quoting AleaKat:

lol ill keep that in mind going crazy

its all in fun. i think its important to help them experience all forms of literature. as long as im a responsible parent i can teach him right from wrong.

Quoting mamavalor:

Kids are impressionable, whether they are aware of it or not.  From my experience as an educator and an avid reader and supporter of the public library, I have found that children who are exposed to books with proper grammar and proper English writing style tend to be better writers with larger vocabularies.  Unless your child has a strong command of the English language, I would not recommend such books as Junie B. Jones or Captain Underpants.  

What does that mean?

Quoting mamavalor:

We are book snobs so no this book isn't a favorite of ours.




by Silver Member on Mar. 1, 2013 at 11:21 AM

I don't think they have read them much

by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 11:31 AM
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One of my sons adores the series (we inherited the books for older cousins).

by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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My kids love these books.  We even had a teacher dress up as Captain Underpants for character dress up day.

by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 2:29 PM
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I try and allow my kids to enjoy the books on face value, but I will tell them after the fact that something like "funner" is grammatically incorrect.

Quoting AleaKat:

Oh yes I agree!
Especially when the target audience is young kids.
Like chuck e cheese saying its "Funner" drives me nuts!or that show SupahNinjas.... Really?! "Supah?

Quoting SarahSuzyQ:

My son thinks they are hilarious! He's always telling me he's going to shoot underwear at me... We've only read the first one so far.

The only thing that really bothers me about them is the misspelling of words in the comics drawn by the boys. I don't mind them as read aloud books between my son and I, but I just don't think words that are misspelled on purpose (even to be cute) are that helpful to kids who are learning to read.

by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 2:36 PM

My son is nine (9) and he reads and enjoys them.

by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 4:57 PM
Yes , My son reads captain underpants he just started reading these bones books it's a series .
by Bronze Member on Mar. 1, 2013 at 6:07 PM

 My 6 year old loves that series, next to Harry Potter of course LOL.

by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 6:53 PM

The target audience is not just young kids, it is, specifically, for boys. If some of the mothers in here find this offensive to their sensibilities, and are not keen on the black and white riot art illustrations, I'm not surprised. It isn't designed to attract your eye, it's designed to attract the eye and sensibilities of elementary school aged BOYS. The potty humour, the errant super hero, the trouble-making boys defying authority figures, the flip books, the rough drawn  cartoons.... all for boys. I think, as a literary snob and child developmentalist, AND the mother of boys, that it is brilliant. Love it.

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