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Jan 31 2019

Dog Man: Brawl of the wild by Dav Pilkey

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Dog Man book 6. Graphix, 2019. ISBN 9781338290929.
(Age: 7+) Highly recommended. Themes: Humour. Crime. Dog Man is back with another outrageous adventure which fans will devour. This time he is sent to the pound for a crime that he didn't commit and finds that he doesn't have a place with the dogs or with people, a real dilemma for him. His faithful friends work hard to prove his innocence with action and fun galore for the reader.
Readers new to the series will quickly pick up the main threads of the Dog Man series with George and Harold's recap of the story so far, telling of Dog Man's origins, his awesome allies and the evil villains The Fleas. A nod to Call of the wild by Jack London will create much hilarity for those who have read it. I loved the drawings of the dogs pulling a sled laden with dog poop and kids of all ages will follow the illustrations and story often laughing out loud.
Li'l Petey continues to frustrate his father with his senseless jokes, while at the same time coming up with a narrative to help him try and be good and the pages where the reader can do their own flip-o-rama, making sound effects for extra fun, add to the originality of the plot and the general hilarity of the story.
This one won't stay on library shelves for a second and there is sure to be a very long waiting list for it!
Pat Pledger

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