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Dog Man : Dog Man : Book 1 - Dav Pilkey

Dog Man

Dog Man : Book 1

Hardcover

Published: 1st September 2016
For Ages: 6 - 9 years old
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New from the creators of Captain Underpants, it's Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL COP! George and Harold have created a new hero who digs into deception, claws after crooks, and rolls over robbers.

When Greg the police dog and his cop companion are injured on the job, a life-saving surgery changes the course of history, and Dog Man is born. With the head of a dog and the body of a human, this heroic hound has a real nose for justice. But can he resist the call of the wild to answer the call of duty? This new series from Dav Pilkey may use conventional spelling but it is still full of all the same humour and fun of George and Harold's previous graphic novels!

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    Advance Praise for Dog Man * "Pilkey... has again fired an arrow of joy straight at the fevered childhood psyche of millions of readers. An utter, unfettered delight." -- Booklist, starred review * "A riotously funny and original addition for all elementary school collections." -- School Library Journal, starred review * "Readers (of any age) will be giggling from start to finish." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review Advance Praise for Dog Man * "Pilkey... has again fired an arrow of joy straight at the fevered childhood psyche of millions of readers. An utter, unfettered delight." -- Booklist, starred review * "A riotously funny and original addition for all elementary school collections." -- School Library Journal, starred review * "Readers (of any age) will be giggling from start to finish." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review Advance Praise for "Dog Man" * "Pilkey... has once again fired an arrow of joy straight at the fevered childhood psyche of millions of readers. An utter, unfettered delight." -- "Booklist," starred review * "A riotously funny and original addition for all elementary school collections." -- "School Library Journal," starred review * "Readers (of any age) will be giggling from start to finish." -- "Publishers Weekly," starred review Praise for "Dog Man" * "Jose Garibaldi s coloring makes every page of this superlative police procedural spoof look as sharp as it is silly, and readers (of any age) will be giggling from start to finish." -- "Publishers Weekly," starred review * "A riotously funny and original addition for all elementary school collections." -- "School Library Journal," starred review The critics are CRAZY about UNDERPANTS! "Irresistible." -- "Entertainment Weekly" "Call Pilkey... the savior of the 'reluctant reader.'" -- "USA Today" "So appealing that youngsters won't notice that their vocabulary is stretching." -- "School Library Journal" "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" "Celebrates the triumph of the good-hearted." -- The Educational Book and Media Association" The critics are CRAZY about UNDERPANTS! "Irresistible." -- "Entertainment Weekly" "Call Pilkey... the savior of the 'reluctant reader.'" -- "USA Today" "So appealing that youngsters won't notice that their vocabulary is stretching." -- "School Library Journal" "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" "Celebrates the triumph of the good-hearted." -- The Educational Book and Media Association

    Dav Pilkey

    Dav Pilkey was born on March 4th, 1966 in Cleveland, OH. His father (David, Sr.) was a steel salesman, and his mother (Barbara) was the organist at a local church. Dav's older sister (Cindy) was a highly-skilled professional tattletale.

    After setting the school's all-time record for the amount of time spent in the principal's office, Dav was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder and severe hyperactivity. By the start of first grade, Dav had successfully moved into the role of class clown. He was the undisputed king of funny noises, and held the classroom record for the number of crayons he could stick up his nose at one time (a record he still holds to this day).

    Everybody in Dav's class thought he was pretty funny, except for one person - his teacher!

    Dav's teacher didn't care for his particular brand of humor, so she began sending him out into the hallway. Before long, Dav was spending so much time in the hall that his teacher moved a little desk out there for him.

    In the hallway, Dav would sit down at his desk, take out his art supplies, and start drawing. At first, he drew only pictures, but as time went on Dav began making up stories, too.

    Dav attended a very strict high school, and things just got worse. Dav’s teachers hated his sense of humor, and often discouraged his artistic talents.

    In 1984, Dav Pilkey attended Kent State University as an art major. While attending a freshman English class, one of Dav's professors complimented him on his creative writing skills, and encouraged him to write books. Dav thought this was a novel idea, and began working on his first children's book.

    Dav learned about a contest for students who write and illustrate their own books. The winners got their books published! So Dav began creating his first book, World War Won, and entered it in The National Written and Illustrated By...Awards Contest for Students. Within a year, Dav had won the contest and was flying to Kansas City, Missouri to meet the editors and publishers at Landmark Editions, Inc.

    Shortly after the publication of World War Won, Dav moved back to Kent, Ohio where he wrote and illustrated many more books. During this time, Dav found a cute stray puppy and named her 'Little Dog'. She soon became his best friend.

    In 1990, Dav dreamed one night that he was supposed to move to Oregon, so a couple of years later, he and Little Dog headed out West.

    In 1999, Dav and Little Dog moved to a small island in Washington. Dav and Little Dog enjoyed taking long walks on the beach, and sometimes they even went kayaking together. But their favorite thing of all was to walk down the street to the island’s local sushi restaurant. Dav was the only customer in the restaurant who had special permission to bring his dog in with him. As Dav would eat yummy vegetarian sushi rolls, Little Dog would sit under his table and eat her own meal (a chicken dinner that the restaurant’s owner, Sayuri, prepared especially for her).

    After a few years, Dav and Sayuri (pronounced Sy-you-dee) fell deeply in love and were married on the beach under a full moon in 2005.

    Currently, Dav is working hard on a set of epic novels based on the Captain Underpants comic books he wrote in elementary school while sitting out in the hallway.

    Visit Dav Pilkey's Booktopia Author Page


    ISBN: 9780545581608
    ISBN-10: 0545581605
    Series: Dog Man
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 6 - 9 years old
    For Grades: 1 - 4
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 160
    Published: 1st September 2016
    Publisher: Scholastic US
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.4  x 2.0
    Weight (kg): 0.58