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About Dav Pilkey "Considered one of the most popular contemporary authors for readers in elementary school, (Dav Pilkey) is also regarded as a talented artist and inventive humorist as well as a subtle moralist. ...He underscores his works--even at their most outrageous--with a philosophy that emphasizes friendship, tolerance, and generosity and celebrates the triumph of the good-hearted." -The Educational Book & Media Association REVIEWS FOR DOG MAN: * "Riotously funny and original." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review * "An utter, unfettered delight." -- BOOKLIST, starred review * "Readers (of any age) will be giggling from start to finish." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review * "Action-oriented cartoons... Laffs aplenty." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review PRAISE FOR CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: "Pilkey's sharp humor shines, and is as much fun for parents as their young readers." PARENTS' CHOICE FOUNDATION "Combines empowerment and empathy with age-appropriate humor and action" - BOOKLIST "For every downtrodden fun-seeking kid who never wanted to read a book." - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL "(One of the) 5 Books That All Children Should Read" - HEALTHY FAMILY MATTERS "Call Pilkey . . . the savior of the 'reluctant reader.' " --USA TODAY 2012 PARENTS' CHOICE AWARD WINNER Check out his award-winning website at, and follow him on Instagram at: petey_haw_haw ABOUT THE AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR When Dav Pilkey was a kid, he was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. Dav was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hallway every day. Luckily, Dav loved to draw and make up stories. He spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic books -- the very first adventures of Dog Man and Captain Underpants. In college, Dav met a teacher who encouraged him to illustrate and write. He won a national competition in 1986 and the prize was the publication of his first book, WORLD WAR WON. He made many other books before being awarded the 1998 California Young Reader Medal for DOG BREATH, which was published in 1994, and in 1997 he won the Caldecott Honor for THE PAPERBOY. THE ADVENTURES OF SUPER DIAPER BABY, published in 2002, was the first complete graphic novel spin-off from the Captain Underpants series and appeared at #6 on the USA Today bestseller list for all books, both adult and children's, and was also a New York Times bestseller. It was followed by THE ADVENTURES OF OOK AND GLUK: KUNG FU CAVEMEN FROM THE FUTURE and SUPER DIAPER BABY 2: THE INVASION OF THE POTTY SNATCHERS, both USA Today bestsellers. The unconventional style of these graphic novels is intended to encourage uninhibited creativity in kids. His stories are semi-autobiographical and explore universal themes that celebrate friendship, tolerance, and the triumph of the good-hearted. Dav loves to kayak in the Pacific Northwest with his wife.

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