George and Harold accidentally create a monster in the fifth book in this #1 New York Times bestselling series by Dav Pilkey, the author and illustrator of Dog Man!
George and Harold are always good at using their imaginations, and that drives their mean homeroom teacher, Ms. Ribble, crazy! But this time, they've come up with much more than a silly prank... With her horrendous hairdo and two rabid robots, Wedgie Woman is well on her way to world domination, and only the Waistband Warrior can stop her!
About the Author
When Dav Pilkey was a kid, he was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. Dav was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hallway every day. Luckily, Dav loved to draw and make up stories. He spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic booksthe very first adventures of Dog Man and Captain Underpants. In college, Dav met a teacher who encouraged him to illustrate and write. He won a national competition in 1986 and the prize was the publication of his first book, World War Won. He made many other books before being awarded the 1998 California Young Reader Medal for Dog Breath, which was published in 1994, and in 1997 he won the Caldecott Honor for The Paperboy. The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby, published in 2002, was the first complete graphic novel spin-off from the Captain Underpants series and appeared at #6 on the USA Today bestseller list for all books, both adult and children’s, and was also a New York Times bestseller. It was followed by The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung Fu Cavemen from the Future and Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers, both USA Today bestsellers. The unconventional style of these graphic novels is intended to encourage uninhibited creativity in kids. His stories are semi-autobiographical and explore universal themes that celebrate friendship, tolerance, and the triumph of the good-hearted. Dav loves to kayak in the Pacific Northwest with his wife.
Read an Excerpt
“What's that noise?”
“I didn't hear anything,” said George.
They listened closely.
“Shhh!” said Harold. “There it is again!”
George heard it this time. He reached over and opened the tree house door a crack. All they could hear was the sound of crickets chirping in the night. George opened the door wider, and the boys peeked down.
“AAAUUGH!” roared an evil-looking woman dressed in tight purple vinyl and a mangy-looking fake-fur boa.
George and Harold screamed in horror!
The snarling woman climbed from the ladder into the tree house. George and
Harold recognized her immediately in the moonlight.
“Ms. Ribble,” George gasped. “What a lovely, uh, outfit you have on.”
“Who's Ms. Ribble?” the angry lady growled. “My name is Wedgie Woman!!!”
George and Harold looked at each other and swallowed hard.
“I understand that you boys have information about Captain Underpants,” said Wedgie Woman.
“What makes you say that?” asked Harold.
“I've read your comic books,” said the evil villain. “You boys know his strengths, his weaknesses, and I'll bet you even know his SECRET IDENTITY!”
“No way!” said George. “Captain Underpants isn't real . . . He-He's just a cartoon!”
“We'll see about that,” Wedgie Woman scoffed.