Books for Boys
- The chapters are short so it is easy to put down and pick back up.
- They are somewhat amusing, even to an adult.
- They just read easy aloud; not all books do that.
- The author uses words and phrases that I use to use as a kid, but now I’ m too old and conformed to society to even think of them.
- Flip-o-rama (read it to see). (but it is totally ultra-cool)
Dav Pilkey is the author of the Ricky Ricotta books and many others. Recently, my son has been bringing home The Adventures Captain Underpants. However, I didn’t like the sound of it so much… Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1: The Night of the Nasty Nostril Nuggets??? My wife and I “banned” the Junie B Jones books from my daughter when she was younger because we thought Junie was rude and disrespectful. So, I read the first Captain Underpants book and the main characters in this book are also rude and pranksters. And now that my son reads on his own, I can’t easily mind how he interprets the text; so I should I ban these as well…?
Nah…. they are too dam funny! Come on… a hampster named Sulu who gets turned bionic by a Combine-o-tron 2000? Who doesn’t like that? The author does put in warnings, too:
Warning: The following chapter contains graphic depictions of a mean little boy getting spanked by a bionic hampster.
And it goes on… it is too funny. I think that is what makes it ok… it is so over the top, you know it is meant to funny, not immitated.
It’s not a double standard… is it?
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