Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Captain Underpants Returns!

Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants

Grandmother and grandchild reading together make for 
a nice Norman Rockwell scene. Of course, if your child
has autism, there may be as much jumping up and running
and tangentially related remarks as reading, but still, a very
sweet moment at least, or ten minutes if you're lucky.
My mother mentioned a while back (about 30 posts ago)
that she hadn't had much of a chance to read with
my boy, so I'm trying to change that.
Now maybe Captain Underpants isn't the exact book
you might want to choose for the greatest generation
to read to the youngest generation, but that was the
book my son and I had been reading, so that's what
she got to read.
Jus' fine, really. Yes, he gets up and runs down the
hall at exciting moments, and yes, my mother finds
the book fairly silly, but I think they both enjoy my
son's rendition of Professor Poopypants' lines and
my mother's way with a suspenseful narrative.
So if you have the family gathered, you may
want to try to have your very own skip a generation
reading group. Who knows? You may get ten minutes
to yourself.

-Spectrum Mom

1 comment:

  1. I have spent the greater part of my career replacing Captain Underpants books. And there's a reason for that--kid appeal! God bless Dav Pilkey :)