No, I haven't lost my mind. Captain Underpants is a real thing. It's actually a series of books about two mischievous friends, George and Harold, that hypnotize their principal Mr. Krupp and turn him into a superhero that only wears his underwear and the adventures that ensue. We are currently reading Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets and next up is Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants. So you can probably guess that my boys love these books.
I love these books because when we read them for story time, the day ends in silly giggles. Not to mention, the author Dav Pilkey is a master at throwing in great vocabulary words and sneaky tid-bits of information that the kids actually retain. And last but definitely not least, I don't bore myself to sleep reading these and start spouting incoherent words about treadmills and boiled eggs to my confused children. (Please tell me I am not the only one that sleep reads at bed time!)