The Resource Dog Man, Dav Pilkey

Dog Man, Dav Pilkey

Label
Dog Man
Title
Dog Man
Statement of responsibility
Dav Pilkey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
George and Harold create a new comic book hero in Dog Man, a crimefighter with the head of a police dog and the body of a policeman, who faces off against his archnemesis Petey the cat
Member of
Tone
Character
Illustration
Award
  • Garden State Children's Book Award (New Jersey), Graphic Novel, 2019.
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award for Grades 3-5, 2018.
  • Young Reader's Choice Award (Pacific Northwest), Junior, 2019.
Review
  • Grades 1-3 /* Starred Review */ A policeman and his police dog fail to defuse a bomb, and the ensuing explosion kills the officer’s head and the dog’s body. The solution? Graft the dog’s head onto the man’s body to create the “world’s greatest cop.” Dog Man upends a plot to replace the police chief with an evil robot, saves the city when a gangster cat erases words from all the books, turning everyone hopelessly stupid, and stands up to a revolutionary army of hot dogs. If this all sounds like it springs from the mind of an unhinged first grader, that is, in fact, the central conceit. From the doodle-scratch art and jumbled panel borders to crossed-out words with simulated grammar and spelling lapses to the generous helpings of potty humor, the book feels like a frantic message of delirious imagination from one child to another. In truth, it’s the work of Pilkey who, in the relentless style of his own Captain Underpants series, has again fired an arrow of joy straight at the fevered childhood psyche of millions of readers. And as with the good captain, this will prove a groaning burden for many adults and an utter, unfettered delight for kids. -- Karp, Jesse (Reviewed 8/1/2016) (Booklist, vol 112, number 22, p54)
  • /* Starred Review */ Dog Man, “a brand-new crime-fighting sensation” created by surgically attaching the head of a police dog to the body of a policeman, gets his own full-color adventure in this terrifically funny spin-off comic from Pilkey (the character’s origins were previously revealed in Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers). Dog Man doesn’t play by the rules, whether it’s the rules about being housebroken or the ones about not giving the police chief slobbery dog kisses. But desperate times require maverick behavior: Petey the cat, one of the loopiest villains in children literature, has four chapters’ worth of evil plots aimed at taking Dog Man down—from destroying all books to make the world “supa dumb” (a tactic that will be familiar to those who read Pilkey’s contribution to Comics Squad: Recess!) to unleashing a “weenie-lution” of oversensitive living hot dogs (“We’re not cute, either! We’re gangsta!” insists their very touchy leader). Jose Garibaldi’s coloring makes every page of this superlative police procedural spoof look as sharp as it is silly, and readers (of any age) will be giggling from start to finish. Ages 7–up. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed 05/16/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 20, p)
  • What do you get from sewing the head of a smart dog onto the body of a tough police officer? A new superhero from the incorrigible creator of Captain Underpants.Finding a stack of old Dog Man comics that got them in trouble back in first grade, George and Harold decide to craft a set of new(ish) adventures with (more or less) improved art and spelling. These begin with an origin tale ("A Hero Is Unleashed"), go on to a fiendish attempt to replace the chief of police with a "Robo Chief" and then a temporarily successful scheme to make everyone stupid by erasing all the words from every book ("Book 'Em, Dog Man"), and finish off with a sort of attempted alien invasion evocatively titled "Weenie Wars: The Franks Awaken." In each, Dog Man squares off against baddies (including superinventor/archnemesis Petey the cat) and saves the day with a clever notion. With occasional pauses for Flip-O-Rama featurettes, the tales are all framed in brightly colored sequential panels with hand-lettered dialogue ("How do you feel, old friend?" "Ruff!") and narrative. The figures are studiously diverse, with police officers of both genders on view and George, the chief, and several other members of the supporting cast colored in various shades of brown. Pilkey closes as customary with drawing exercises, plus a promise that the canine crusader will be further unleashed in a sequel. What a wag. (Graphic fantasy. 7-9)(Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 2016)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10519841
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pilkey, Dav
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 3
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Dog Man
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Police
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Dog Man, Dav Pilkey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Chiefly illustrations
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780545581608
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
One Powell copy donated in memory of Katherine Elizabeth Perkerson.
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936350495
Label
Dog Man, Dav Pilkey
Publication
Note
Chiefly illustrations
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780545581608
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
One Powell copy donated in memory of Katherine Elizabeth Perkerson.
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936350495

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