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Nov 28 2016

Dog Man by Dav Pilkey

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Scholastic, 2016. ISBN 9780545581608
(Age: 8+) Recommended. Dog Man is a book that looks like a novel, has a lovely illustrated cover - this was in a hardcover, but is a comic. A quick flick through the book and you will see bright illustrations and speech bubbles telling the story. Reluctant readers aged 8+ will thoroughly enjoy this story as some pages don't even have writing to read. It is also great for younger children experimenting with their first novel style books or for older readers with lower skills (they look like their mates).
Dog Man is a dog-headed policeman and is created by the author of the Captain Underpants series. That alone lets readers know they are in for some funny stuff. The story starts with how Dog Man came to be. This is quite hilarious and the colourful drawings explain the silliness well (you will have to read it to find out). Now Dog Man might be a man with a dog's head and the villains might keep trying to ruin his day but Dog Man always saves the day. Read each new and hilarious chapter and find out how Dog Man fights vacuum cleaners and robots while still saving the day and annoying the police chief all at once.
Kylie Kempster

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