Anyway, we found out that they were making A MOVIE of Captain Underpants and ever since then, James has been PREPARED. Here's the preview:
Here is his reaction to seeing the preview on TV:
And here he is after learning that we would be GOING TO SEE the movie the next day:
We went to the library today to check out some more of the books (did I mention there are *twelve* books in the series, help me). There's been a run on them since the movie, and none were on the shelves - we asked the librarian who pointed us to the "to be shelved" section and we were able to snag one (#11 Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000).
I also go the kids signed up for the summer reading challenge. We got home 1/2 an hour before bedtime, but James already has a sticker. Amelie's challenge is a little harder (1 sticker per hour of reading). They get to pick out a book to keep at the end if they complete the project.
Excuse the mess and the blurry pictures - but hey, they're representative.