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Hi, my name is Lumpy Hamstertush

October 17, 2012 Leave a comment

My family loves books!  My wife and I read a lot, and we’ve raised our children to enjoy reading, too.  Almost since birth, we have read to them nightly.  So far in school they read above their respective grade levels, and will pick up books and read them for fun.  It really is a great feeling as a parent that my kids enjoy reading as much as I do.

Recently, we picked up a book titled Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants by Dav Pilkey.  It was a used book and the binding was starting to come apart.  At first, I wasn’t sure if I wanted my children to read this kind of material, but I must say that I was pleasantly surprised.  As we started reading it I actually found myself laughing at the story more than the kids.  I’m not talking about a mild chuckle either.  I mean a hardy, make-you-feel-good, full-body laugh.

In this fun story, Professor Pippy P. Poopypants comes to the United States from New Swissland, a small country just southeast of Greenland, and gets ridiculed because of his silly name.  What this country didn’t understand was that in New Swissland it was commonplace, and everyone had funny names.  The constant ridicule pushed Professor Poopypants over the edge, and he decided to take over the U.S. and force everyone to change their names using his 3-chart method below. Read more…

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