Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties
A cute kitten disrupts Petey’s plans in the third Dog Man book from worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey.
He was the best of dogs… He was the worst of dogs… It was the age of invention… It was the season of surprise… It was the eve of supa sadness… It was the dawn of hope… Dog Man hasn’t always been a paws-itive addition to the police force. While he can muzzle miscreants, he tends to leave a slick of slobber in his wake! This time, Petey the Cat’s dragged in a tiny bit of trouble — a double in the form of a kitten clone. Dog Man will have to work twice as hard to bust these furballs and remain top dog!
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 being true to one’s self.
From School Library Journal
Gr 1–4—Fifth graders George and Harold, inspired by reading classic literature in school, have finished their third “Dog Man” graphic novel. A cop with the head of a canine and the body of a policeman, Dog Man fights crime while trying hard to be a good boy. As in the earlier installments, he defends his city from a daunting array of bad guys. Flippy the fish returns as an evil cyborg to ravage the city with an army of Beasty Buildings, and Petey the mad scientist cat clones himself and causes double trouble for our dogged hero. Though George and Harold are a bit older and “totally mature” now, their artwork remains charmingly childlike, with bold outlines and colorful simple backgrounds, and their dialogue retains its amusing misspellings and quirky syntax. Madcap action and general silliness abound on every page. The book is filled with laugh-out-loud situations, puns, delightful Flip-o-Rama animations, and a lot of licking and chewing on furniture—enough to keep even the most jaded young reader enthralled. VERDICT Pilkey has done it again. This latest installment is just as “supa” funny and irreverent as the first two volumes in the series. Sure to be popular, it’s a great choice for elementary school graphic novel collections and of particular interest to reluctant readers and fans of the series.—Kelley Gile, Cheshire Public Library, CT
* “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
About the Author
As a child, Dav Pilkey was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. Dav was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hall every day. Luckily, Dav loved to draw and make up stories, so he spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic books. In the second grade, Dav Pilkey created a comic book about a superhero named Captain Underpants. He has gone on to write and illustrate many award-winning and bestselling books for children. His Captain Underpants series has tens of millions of copies in print worldwide and has been translated into more than two dozen languages. In 2017, DreamWorks Animation brought the character to the silver screen in the feature film adaptation Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, and Netflix is now streaming The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants TV show. Dav’s latest creation, Dog Man, continues to be a #1 New York Times bestselling series with translations available in more than 35 languages. Dav is also the author and illustrator of the The Paperboy (which is a Caldecott Honor Book), the Dragon series, Dog Breath, ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving, and the Dumb Bunnies series. Dav lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife.