- Age Range: 7 and up
- Grade Level: 2 - 3
- Lexile Measure: GN390L (What's this?)
- Series: Dog Man (Book 1)
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Graphix (August 30, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0545581605
- ISBN-13: 978-0545581608
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) Hardcover – August 30, 2016
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From the Publisher
The Adventures of Dog Man
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 great 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?
- An exciting fully-illustrated series from the creator of Captain Underpants
- Full of the same humour and fun of Dav's previous graphic novels, but this time using standard spelling
- Brings a furry edge to the superhero genre, featuring a hero who is half dog and half man
- Perfect for younger fans of graphic novels
About The Author
Dav Pilkey is the author of the Captain Underpants series, which has been published in more than 25 languages worldwide and sold more than two million copies in the UK alone.
From School Library Journal
Gr 1–4—Part canine, part human, Dog Man is a crime-fighting sensation. He fights crime, sniffs out wrongdoing, and battles his doglike tendencies. His nemesis is Petey, a cat who cooks up devilish plans in his secret lab. The pages are filled with bold lines and colorful artwork that has a childlike feel and will delight readers. In an author's note, Pilkey explains that Dog Man is based on a character he created back in second grade, when he longed for silly books, and states that he hopes his title will help children associate reading with fun and even inspire some to craft their own stories. The text contains intentional grammatical errors, so readers should be prepared for misspellings. Panels that feature instructions on how to draw will motivate budding artists. VERDICT A riotously funny and original addition for all elementary school collections.—Lisa Gieskes, Richland County Public Library, Columbia, SC
* "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
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The books have vibrant colors, and yes my son loves to read him, but I don't really love when he reads it a loud to me and there is a poop comment every time. I have to admit he loves to check the last pages and try to draw the characters.
The negative reviews harping on the way the author makes light of violence in this book (e.g. the bombing by villian/cat, Petey) is ridiculous. Every child's comic book hero is created by some violent act (do you remember Batman? Spiderman? Ironman?), but in this book, the author chooses to focus on the humor and ridiculousness of the hero, a Dogman, rather than the horror of the world in which he lives. Later books in the series build on previous plots. It's smarter than it seems.
My six-year-old child thought this book was hilarious, and she's now read the entire series multiple times. If you're looking for a way to pry a child away from a television screen on a rainy day, here it is.
That said, the learning "benefits" of the books in this series pale in comparison with the natural, yet accurate, not-vulgar, correctly-spelled, and often useful vocabulary in the conversations in all the Calvin and Hobbes books. Nevertheless, no matter how good and nutritious a food may be, if a person doesn't enjoy eating it and won't eat much, it won't help him, right? So I am grateful just to have something that a reluctant ESL pupil enjoys reading! For that purpose, fortunately or unfortunately, it is the books in this series that fill the bill. This was not our first, and we will probably be buying and reading more of them.
Hardback, and lots of vibrant colored pictures from front to back of this book! Attached pictures My son can't wait till part 2 comes out! :)
Top international reviews
Anything that gets my children excited about reading gets a thumbs up for me, even if it’s not always grammatically correct. Who cares? They are reading!!
Next dogman book is on their lists to Santa!
My son loved it so much he wanted me to post a review - and here are his words: "I really liked it because it was funny when they became really 'dumb' when Petey removed all the words from books!"
We both enjoyed the book immensely and, despite being about 200 pages long, we got through it fairly swiftly because of its ‘comic strip’ style and colour pages.
Expect plenty of irreverent and toilet humour!
Love the picture and the story.
By Ioan aged 9