The mayor has had enough of Dog Man's shenanigans in the ninth book from worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey.
Dog Man's really done it this time! He hands over his badge and clears out his desk, but while he may be out of a job, he's not yet out of hope. With his friends at his side, can Dog Man dig himself out of this hole and paw his way back onto the force?
Dav Pilkey's wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of doing good.
Everyone Digs Dog Man!
* "High-intensity, heartwarming, and, above all, hysterically funny." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "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
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 forDog Breath, which was published in 1994, and in 1997 he won the Caldecott Honor forThe 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 theUSA Todaybestseller list for all books, both adult and children's, and was also aNew York Timesbestseller. It was followed byThe Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung Fu Cavemen from the FutureandSuper Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers, bothUSA Todaybestsellers. 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.