Friday, October 15, 2010

New from Captain Underpants Author Dav Pilkey: The Adventures of Ook and Gluk -- Review and Awesome Giveaway (5 Winners!)

My boys are totally crazy about Dav Pilkey books. They have all of the Captain Underpants books, as well as Dog Breath and a Dumb Bunnies book! Dav Pilkey’s books are tailor-made for boys who love potty humor, dumb jokes, and plenty of silliness. So, when we heard that Dav Pilkey has a new book out, The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future, we were all thrilled!

Here’s a synopsis of the crazy plot!

In this all-new graphic novel, George Beard and Harold Hutchins present the sensational saga of two silly caveboys named Ook (rhymes with “kook”) and Gluk (rhymes with “truck”). Ook and Gluk have a pretty awesome life growing up together in Caveland, Ohio, in 500,001 BC -- even though they’re always getting in trouble with their nasty leader, Big Chief Goppernopper. But Ook and Gluk’s idyllic life takes a turn for the terrible when an evil corporation from the future invades their quiet, prehistoric town. When Ook, Gluk, and their little dinosaur pal, Lily, are pulled through a time portal to the year 2222 AD, they discover that the world of the future is even worse than the devastated one they came from. Fortunately, they find a friend in Master Wong, a martial arts instructor who trains them in the ways of kung fu, so that they may one day return home and make things right again. And, like the other Captain Underpants books, The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future features the world’s cheesiest animation technology, “Flip-O-Rama,” in every chapter.
And here’s the trailer for the book:



[Email subscribers, please click on the title of this post to access the video online.]

My boys were laughing out loud at this book, as they do with all of Dav Pilkey’s books! They love how it’s “written” by George and Harold, the silly stars of the Captain Underpants series. And its re-write of history, as well as George and Harold’s horrendously bad spelling, are quite amusing! Lily the barfing dinosaur, the Flip-o-Ramas (especially Lily’s “Regergitation Animation”), and the Caveman Language Lessons are huge hits. Did I mention that this is a graphic novel? Check out this panel where we first meet Ook and Gluk:


Dav Pilkey is the master of silliness and creativity! The Adventures of Ook and Gluk is another classic book for elementary school kids that will get them excited about reading and creating their own goofy stories! I highly recommend you pick up a copy today.

LINKS

Ook and Gluk Scholastic Page:
http://scholastic.com/titles/ookandgluk/index.htm

Dav Pilkey’s Website: www.pilkey.com
(Have kids check out the “Groovy Games” and “Junk, Stuff and Thingies” sections!)


GIVEAWAY

Five (5) lucky winners will receive a brand spanking new hardcover copy of The Adventures of Ook and Gluk! To enter, go to www.pilkey.com and goof around. Come back here to leave a comment with your favorite thing on the site or your favorite Dav Pilkey book! You must do this to enter the giveaway.

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- Following Scholastic (@scholastic) and Susan Heim on Parenting (@ParentingAuthor) on Twitter and tweeting about this giveaway. You may tweet 3 times a day. (Please space them at least an hour apart.) Leave a separate comment with the URL of each tweet. (1 entry per tweet.)

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- Bonus entry to see if you read all the way down to the bottom of this page: If you were a cave person, what would your name be? (1 entry)

Five winners will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Sunday, October 31, 2010, at 11:59 PM EST. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. Contest is open to US residents only.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winners: marcia goss, justicecw, DARLA KIDDER, Shelly, and kim!




DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate my candid review. No other compensation was provided. As an Amazon affiliate, I receive a small commission on sales made through the Amazon link above.

55 comments:

  1. I like the groovy games on the site.

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  2. gfc follower

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  3. email subscriber

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  4. I like the How to Draw Section and our fav book is Captain Underpants! Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  5. I am an email subscriber
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  6. I am a GFC follower
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  7. If I were a caveperson my name could be Rocky
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  8. Follow both on twitter and tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/27672459356
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  9. I like The Dumb Bunnies

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  10. Subscribing to Susan Heim on Parenting via email,

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  11. Subscribing to Susan Heim on Parenting via RSS

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  12. Following Susan Heim on Parenting through Google Friend Connect.

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  13. tweet http://twitter.com/#!/phxbne/status/27746759593

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  14. my cave person name would be Pebbles

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  15. Tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/27756114171
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  16. I liked What's Up With The Next Book Bub? And favorite book is Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants.
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  17. I follow both on Twitter and tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/LUCKYLADY4663/status/27828003051
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  18. I subscribed via email.
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  19. I subscribed via RSS feed.
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  20. I already like you on Facebook.
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  21. I follow on GFC as LUCKYLADY42.
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  22. My kids like the games on the site. Thanks for the link. They really want the book now.

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  23. my caveman name would be rockmama

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  24. I like you on facebook

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  25. 10/20 http://twitter.com/#!/phxbne/status/27962134534

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  26. 10/21 http://twitter.com/#!/phxbne/status/28044788688

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  27. Tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/28410200274
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  28. 10/22 http://twitter.com/#!/phxbne/status/28436634503

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  29. Tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/28448161233
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  30. 10/25 #1 http://twitter.com/#!/phxbne/status/28705836052

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  31. tweet #2 http://twitter.com/#!/phxbne/status/28711740288

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  32. Tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/28746650077
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  33. 10/27 http://twitter.com/#!/phxbne/status/28902000903

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  34. Tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/28941909352
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  35. Tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/29123262041
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  36. My favorite Pilkey book is Dog Breath!: The Horrible Trouble With Hally Tosis!
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  37. My name would be Her is Tall.
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  38. The dumb bunnies are great! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  39. I follow your blog via gfc suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  40. I like the how to draw section and our favorite book is Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants.

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  41. One of my kiddos is a reluctant reader, but likes the captain underpants series. Perhaps he would like this one also. Definitely worth a try. Anything to develop a love of reading.

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  42. I follow.

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  43. My granddaughter likes the Dumb Bunnies Crazy Carrot Game.
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  44. My caveman (or cavewoman) name would be Rockin' Grandma.
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  45. I subscribe to your feed in Google Reader.
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  46. I'm an email subscriber.
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  47. I follow you on Google Friend Connect.
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  48. I tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/29285660939
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  49. Wow, I started playing and realized I could lose a lot of time goofing around on this site. I had to save it on my Favorites menu for my 9 year old son! What a great site...

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  50. I subscribe via email
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  51. I follow through GFC ~busiemommie

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  52. My caveperson name would be...busiemommie!

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  53. I like the games.
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  54. My favorite Dav Pilkey book is The Adventures of Big Dog and Little Dog.

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  55. I like these games ! I like you on facebook !

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