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Sep 27 2019

Dog Man: For whom the ball rolls by Dav Pilkey

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Dog Man, Book 7. Scholastic, 2019. ISBN: 9781338236590.
(Age: 7+) Highly recommended. Graphic novel. Themes: Humour, Superheroes, Villains, Dogs, Cats, Fear. Another fabulous, funny graphic novel featuring that favourite character, Dog Man, will delight all the fans out there, as well as making new ones. What? Behaviour modification for Dog Man! When Dog Man becomes obsessed with chasing a ball, rather than chasing the bad guys, his friends have to try and break his bad habits. Then he finds himself the target of a supervillain. Meanwhile Petey's father arrives with funny results.
With chapter headings like 'The old man and the seafood crackers', 'The very hangry raterpillar', 'A farewell to arms' and 'The Mud and the stars', adults and kids will find themselves chuckling aloud as they follow the adventures of this super crew. For readers new to the series, there is an introduction to what has happened so far, giving them the opportunity to dive straight into the book without reading the previous volumes. Although, of course they will want to go back and read each one! The pictures are just so funny and the characters so loveable, that it is always difficult when the last page arrives. However there are notes to peruse, lots of things to learn to draw and a super page, 'Be a Supa Buddy #DoGood', for kids to enjoy.
This is sure to be a firm favourite in every library and home.
Pat Pledger

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