The Captain Underpants Book Club

The other day I went to my local bookstore to work on my current writing project. After being cooped up in the house for a week during the slow moving Hurricane Dorian, I longed for a change of scenery.

While there, three brothers came and sat in the empty chairs next to me. I’d say they were about seven to ten years old. Each had a Captain Underpants book. Now I have never read a Captain Underpants book but I get the gist of who he is and what he thinks is funny. The brothers read a little, showed the pictures to each other and started a discussion about what they were reading.

Children after my own heart. They loved to read and then discuss what they had read. A book club of sorts. Now I know Captain Underpants has a friend named Crackers and they deal with a lot of poo which promotes laughter every time. If underpants and poo can get kids excited about reading, then why not! I’m all for it.

Later their mother came by to apologize if they were disturbing me. I said absolutely not! They were a joy to be around and she’d taught them well. And I was invited to an impromptu book club that I enjoyed every minute of even if I hadn’t read the book! I didn’t get much of my own writing done, but I had a great time at a place I never thought I’d be, the meeting of the Captain Underpants book club.


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