Review Blog

Mar 15 2017

Dogman unleashed by Dav Pilkey

cover image

Dogman series bk 2. Scholastic, 2017. ISBN 9780545935203
(Age: 7+) Dog Man unleashed is Dav Pilkey's second book in the amusing, comic Dog Man series from the author of Captain Underpants. Colourful cartoon scenes fill the pages, as Dogman steps up to save the day. He is an unusual character, with a cop's body and the transplanted head of Greg the dog. He never speaks, but he communicates with his funny actions, and he loves dead fish, squeaky balls and enjoys visiting Penny's Pet Store. Pilkey's book includes grammatical errors, crossed out words and intentional misspellings, deliberately made to look like a fourth grade student was the author. As he has done previously, there are drawing lessons and Cheesy Animation Technology - Flip-O-Ramas included.
Dogman comes up against three villains in this zany story. The Police Chief has a birthday and the hero's purchase of Flippy the fish from the pet shop sets up all the problems of the book. Petey the cat returns to be a 'supa' baddie, his inventive way of escaping from jail is very entertaining and it unfortunately creates another more evil character - Flat Petey, a paper cat with a dastardly magical spray. Dogman swings from buildings, speeds down snow covered mountains and uses creative solutions to foil the villains' plans; he depends on his team to help him save the day.
Dogman unleashed is a great book for reluctant readers, for Pilkey fans and for readers who enjoy comic books.
Rhyllis Bignell

Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
2017 Children's Peace Literature Award Short List
Inkys Awards 2017
2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award
2017 NSW Premier's History Awards
The Queensland Literary Awards 2017
CBCA Awards 2017 winners
Environment Award for Children's Literature 2017
Speech Pathology shortlist 2017
2017 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals
2017 Branford Boase Award
2017 UKLA Book Awards

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Bookmark and poster templates