Synopses & Reviews
The Cat Kid Comic Club learns to collaborate in this creative, funny, and insightful graphic novel by Dav Pilkey, the author and illustrator of Dog Man.
Excitement and imagination run wild as Naomi, Melvin, Poppy, Gilbert, Curly, and their siblings get back to making comics with originality and laughter. But wait — have they cleaned their rooms yet?!
After their chores, the rambunctious group presents even more amazing mini-comics: a thrilling ride in Chubbs McSpiderbutt, an action-packed romp in Frogzilla, reflective haikus in In the Autumn Pond, a candy-coated mystery in Mallo Cop, and much, much, more. By working together, the baby frogs discover that small things can have a huge impact.
In this innovative graphic novel series, award-winning author and illustrator Dav Pilkey employs a variety of techniques — including origami, acrylic paints, colored pencils, photography, collage, gouache, watercolors, and more — to capture the creative and joyful spirit of collaboration. The variety of art styles, paired with Pilkey's trademark storytelling and humor, inspires imagination and innovation for readers of all ages.
“Pilkey deftly applies his trademark sly mix of revelation and in-your-face zaniness in busy, froglet-filled panels that take advantage of the anthology format to showcase comics' versatility. Mind-bending, in the best possible way.” Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
“Colorful, compelling, and laugh-out-loud funny. Every elementary school library needs this graphic novel.” School Library Journal (Starred Review)
“Irreverent, laugh-out-loud funny and...downright moving, it's a heartfelt celebration of coming into one's own as an artist, with all its frustrations and joys.” Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
About the Author
When Dav Pilkey was a kid, he was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. Dav was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hallway every day. Luckily, Dav loved to draw and make up stories. He spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic books — the very first adventures of Dog Man and Captain Underpants.
In college, Dav met a teacher who encouraged him to write and illustrate for kids. He took her advice and created his first book, World War Won, which won a national competition in 1986. Dav made many other books before being awarded the California Young Reader Medal for Dog Breath (1994) and the Caldecott Honor for The Paperboy (1996).
In 2002, Dav published his first full-length graphic novel for kids, called The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby. It was both a USA Today and New York Times bestseller. Since then, he has published more than a dozen full-length graphic novels for kids, including the bestselling Dog Man and Cat Kid Comic Club series.
Dav's stories are semi-autobiographical and explore universal themes that celebrate friendship, empathy, and the triumph of the good-hearted.
When he is not making books for kids, Dav loves to kayak with his wife in the Pacific Northwest.