A New Series from the Creator of Captain Underpants

There is a new series from the creator of Captain Underpants, and I couldn’t be more pleased.   I had the opportunity to hear Dav Pilkey speak a few months back, and his desire to get kids to love reading is his mission.  He suffers from dyslexia and so he is writing books that will engage his younger self.  A tearful Jamie Lee Curtis introduced him as the only author who could get her son to love books, and that my friends is a gift.

His new book is highly engaging and laugh out loud funny.  I double dog dare a kid not to find something to love about books after they have consumed this one!

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Title: Dog ManDog man

Author: Dav Pilkey

Target: Grades 1-4

Series: This is the first book in a new series

What this book is about:

Harking back to Captain Underpants, George and Harold are at it again, reviving their comic book Dog Man from their younger days. Dog Man comes into being when a smart dog and a not so smart policeman are literally combined to save the lives of both creatures. Dog Man is the only one who is able to outsmart Petey the evil cat and bring him to justice. Of course there is a corrupt mayor to defeat and a weenie war to put a stop to, but it is all in a days work for Dog Man.

Why I love this book:

  • Dav Pilkey has a wonderful way of engaging kids in a book. His stories are funny, a little irreverent and absolutely silly. The speech blurbs make this book accessible to all types of readers and the humor keeps them reading.
  • It really feels like two clever kids have put together a comic book and kids relish the fact that everything is not perfect. This lack of perfection  may also give them the courage and permission to try creating something of their own and Pilkey has some drawing tutorials in the back of the book to encourage them.

Who this book is for:

Great for reluctant readers and kids who enjoy Captain Underpants of course!

Final thoughts:

Dav Pilkey believes reading should be fun and I couldn’t agree more!

To purchase this book:

Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: Dog Man.  A portion of each purchase will go to support this blog at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.

A wonderful interview with the author: