Decatur High School Performing Arts Center
Dav Pilkey, the creator of the popular Captain Underpants series introduces his newest character, Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!
Local children's bookstore Little Shop of Stories will also announce the 2016 book for its community wide reading initiative On The Same Page.
Children will have the chance for photo-ops with Captain Underpants and Dog Man. In addition, there will be lots of fun prizes and giveaways!
Tickets for the Kidnote address are free but will be limited to four per person. They can be picked up at Little Shop of Stories or by calling (404) 373-6300.
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.