It would be hard to beat the Captain Underpants series for ‘funny’. Written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey, its beauty lies in its mixture of comic and novel – much of which is ‘created’ by its two main characters. I love it for that. I’m certain there are many kids who have been inspired to make their own comics because of these books.
Captain Underpants is desperately silly, for sure, but the books pique the interest of many children who may not immediately jump at the chance of picking up a book. It should be celebrated as being one of the most novel and unique children’s books on the market.