Dav Pilkey


When Dav Pilkey was a kid, he suffered from ADHD, dyslexia, and behavioral problems. Pilkey was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hall every day. Luckily, Pilkey 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, Pilkey created a comic book about a superhero named Captain Underpants. His teacher ripped it up and told him he couldn’t spend the rest of his life making silly books. Fortunately, Pilkey was not a very good listener. Pilkey continues to create books in the Pacific Northwest where he lives with his wife. His Captain Underpants series has more than 70 million copies in print worldwide and has been translated into more than 25 languages. DreamWorks is slated to release a feature film adaptation of Captain Underpants in June 2017. Pilkey is also the creator of the Caldecott Honor Book The Paperboy, the California Young Reader Medal-winning Dog Breath, and the Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot series, which is illustrated by Dan Santat.



Dog Man

There's a new breed of justice in town, and he's ready to sniff out criminals -- as soon as he stops chasing his own tail! New from the creator of Captain Underpants, it's Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!

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?