Book review: Dog Man, by Dav Pilkey

Pilkey, Dav. Dog Man. (Dog Man series, #1) Graphix/Scholastic, 2016. $9.99. 240p.ISBN 978-0-545-58160-8. Ages 8-10. P9Q5

pilke-dog-manFourth-graders George and Harold, stars of Captain Underpants, have created a new series from comics they supposedly wrote in first grade. Number One has three tales, including the creation of the protagonist after surgery keeps an injured police dog and police man alive by attaching the dog’s head to the man. The comics have the usual villains and heroes framed by slapstick and misspelled words in panels of bright colors and hand-lettered dialog.

Verdict: Some review sources gave the book a star. I didn’t.

January 2017 review by Nel Ward.


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