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Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 2: The Revenge of the Ridiculous Robo-Boogers

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Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 2: The Revenge of the Ridiculous Robo-Boogers

Part 2 of CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS AND THE BIG, BAD BATTLE OF THE BIONIC BOOGER BOY opens with the vilest, most disgusting and most terrifying creatures on the face of the earth --- the Ridiculous Robo-Boogers. They're chasing George, Harold, Melvin and Mr. Krupp down the city streets and have them cornered. But at the very last second, Sulu the Bionic Hamster saves the day. He stuffs the three snotty fiends into his mouth and shoots the slimy villains into space, never to be seen again. This sequence lasts only 10 pages, making it the shortest Captain Underpants adventure ever. Well ... not exactly. Unfortunately for George and Harold, their incredible adventure has only just begun.

THE REVENGE OF THE RIDICULOUS ROBO-BOOGERS centers on Melvin Sneedly and Mr. Krupp, who aren't quite themselves. Somehow their brains were switched around, so Mr. Krupp's brain is now in Melvin's body and Melvin's brain is in Mr. Krupp's body. Needless to say, the situation is quite confusing. The Combine-O-Tron 2000 would help solve the problem, but it was smashed in the last book. All hope seems to be lost, until George comes up with the brilliant suggestion that Mr. Melvin (the guy who looks like Mr. Krupp but has Melvin's brain) build a time machine that would allow him to go back in time to before the Combine-O-Tron 2000 was smashed, grab it, and bring it back to the present time.

This is exactly what Mr. Melvin decides to do, and his determination to succeed is heightened when he finds out that Mr. Krupp is actually Captain Underpants. When he gets his younger body back, Melvin is confident that he will become the world's first super-powered kid. When the time machine (a portable purple potty) is ready, Mr. Melvin sends George and Harold away to test it. After a series of wacky events, they finally recover the Combine-O-Tron 2000 and the brains of Melvin and Mr. Krupp are back where they belong.

So the story is over and everyone lives happily ever after, right? Wrong! After all, this IS a Captain Underpants adventure, where nothing remains normal or peaceful for too long. Will Melvin succeed in becoming the world's greatest superhero? Maybe. Have we really seen the last of the Robo-Boogers? Not a chance! Is THE REVENGE OF THE RIDICULOUS ROBO-BOOGERS just as fun to read as previous Captain Underpants books? You bet!

Reviewed by Tom Donadio on August 13, 2012

Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 2: The Revenge of the Ridiculous Robo-Boogers
(Captain Underpants #7)
by Dav Pilkey

  • Publication Date: December 26, 2018
  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN-10: 1338271504
  • ISBN-13: 9781338271508