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Aug 01 2011

Super diaper baby 2: The invasion of the potty snatchers by Dav Pilkey

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Scholastic 2011. ISBN 9780 54511 533 6.
(Ages 8+) Humour. By the author of the Captain Underpants series, now numbering 12 and just as popular as when the first appeared, a younger version has been published to tempt the lower primary aged students, using a comic style format. With its emphasis on poo/bum/toilet jokes the book is designed to please that range of kids and make them yearn for more.
Dr Dilbert Dinkle the antihero, started out as an ordinary evil person, but he woke finding himself transformed into a puddle or pee and so vowed to demolish every toilet in town. From this inviting yet very strange premise the story begins, with our heroes, Super Diaper Baby and Diaper Dog hot on the trail of the toilet smashers. A page turner, with clearly written script and invitingly funny illustrations, kids will love following the antics of Dr Dinkle as he tries every scenario to demolish every toile that he and his crazy cat, Petey, can find.
Kids who loved the Captain Underpants series will find much to love in this new series, using the graphic novel style to grab kids' attention.
Fran Knight

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