Dav Pilkey’s Extra Crunchy Website o’ Fun

August 5, 2010 at 11:15 am 11 comments

Dav Pilkey’s Extra Crunchy Website o’ Fun, http://www.pilkey.com/, accessed August 5, 2010.

Stops Wetness! Fights Odor! Stays Crisp in Milk! Or so his splash page says.  Anyone familiar with Dav Pilkey understands that this site is going to be kooky, irreverent and loaded with kid-friendly humor.  Pilkey even includes this disclaimer on the splash page:

WARNING: This website contains scenes and material which may be considered too silly for grown-ups, small animals, and many varieties of houseplants. If you are a grown-up, a small animal, or a houseplant, we strongly urge you to seek the permission of a kid before browsing this site!

And, man, is this site loaded with great material.  Go ahead grown-ups, take a look.  Unless you are adamantly opposed to Captain Underpants for whatever reasons, you’ll be begging your kids to spend time online, at Pilkey’s place, ’cause there’s lots to see, do (and yes, even learn) here.

Pilkey’s humor isn’t lost in the translation from book to Web.  If you’re a grown-up, go on and click on his links for “Stuff for Boring Grown-ups” (conveniently located under “Junk” in “Junk, Stuff and Thingies”).  If you don’t laugh, then Dav’s right, this probably isn’t the site for you or your kids.

However, reluctant readers have been tricked into enjoying books thanks to the Captain Underpants series.  So, introduce them to the book list here; or the free videos, free music, free avatars, free games, and other fun free stuff; or let them read the cartoon about Dav’s journey from class clown with a branch office in the school hallway to well-loved children’s book author/illustrator; or visit the parent/teacher resources.

This site is a must-list for Web resources for children and educators (parents included) alike.  Librarians better print some of the activity sheets and pass ’em around–with the Web address prominently displayed.  Anyone dealing with reluctant readers needs to use this page.

Looks to me like Dav Pilkey takes this humor thing seriously.  Seems like he’s hiding a diabolical plot to encourage reluctant readers too.  Curse him! ;)

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. louise blakely  |  May 29, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    awesome dav has really out done hisself

  • 2. Adam Clinton 11 years  |  May 16, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Could someone please give me a link to the emailing part of Dav Pilkey’s website ’cause I can’t find it?

  • 4. Adam Clinton 11 years  |  May 14, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Hi.I love your books.I would like to suggest a plot for a new book.George,Harold and their yesterday doubles(plus Captain Underpants and Melvin Sneedly go on a quest back in time to save Sulu and Crackers upon learning that they died in the explosion that created the universe, but mess up and must save the world…again.I hope you could return the two pets to the series anyway.Tell me what you think.Bye

    • 5. Nancy M  |  May 15, 2015 at 9:09 am

      Hi Adam,
      Thanks for posting your idea. Dav Pilkey does not read or write this blog–I only reviewed his website. I bet if you go to his website you’ll find contact information and could send him your idea there. Good luck! :)

  • 6. Angelina  |  October 11, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Dear Dav,
    I love all of your books. I just read The Adventure of Captain Underpants. I like George and Harold s the main characters because they are funny and have so many cook pranks. I also like the drawings in the book, they remind me of my friends. Ok by for now.
    Angelina (8)

  • 7. Aaron  |  September 29, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Hi Mr. Pilkey I am Aaron from Perth Australia. I am 8 years old and I am starting a novel on Chief Underpants. I want to send you one copy of my book on chief underpants comic. Please send me your email address. Thanks and regards

    • 8. N Messmore  |  May 13, 2015 at 10:44 am

      Hi Aaron, I am so glad you are inspired to write your own comic. However, I am not Dav Pilkey–I only recommend his website for fans like you to check out. Maybe you can find contact information for Mr. Pilkey at his Extra Crunchy Website o’ Fun. :)
      Good luck!

  • 9. LESLIE  |  June 10, 2014 at 8:35 pm


  • 10. dylan  |  November 13, 2013 at 8:09 am

    I hope you can make a new captain underpants!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:~D

  • 11. Channay  |  June 16, 2013 at 7:57 am

    I love your books. like capten underpants is my fav book so far
    kind regards Channay : – ).


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