Dog Man: 1 Hardcover – Illustrated, 30 August 2016
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- Language : English
- Hardcover : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0545581605
- ISBN-13 : 978-0545581608
- Reading age : 6 - 9 years
- Best Sellers Rank: 826 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer reviews:
Everyone Digs Dog Man!
* High-intensity, heartwarming, and, above all, hysterically funny. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* 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
About the Author
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.
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By Rebecca on 6 January 2020
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The books have vibrant colors, and yes my son loves to read them, 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.