Cat Kid Comic Club – Dav Pilkey

 Cat Kid Comic Club – Dav Pilkey, Graphix/Scholastic, (9781338712766), 12/2020

Format: Hardcover graphic novel

Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre: Humor

What did you like about the book? Dav Pilkey has followed up his success with Dog Man with a spinoff starring Cat Kid. Cat Kid has started a club composed of tadpoles, encouraging each to write a comic adventure.  There’s a lot of humor and silliness with the bonus of reading the comics that the tadpoles have written that include haiku and photos.  Pilkey’s signature illustrations, filled with color, originality and expression, are matched with the illustrations that the tadpoles have done in illustrating their stories. (Does Cat Kid resemble Edward Scissorhands on the cover?)

Anything you did not like about the book?  Not really a complaint, but I was surprised that Cat Kid Comic Club is for a younger audience than the Dog Man series.  So the younger crowd could begin here and graduate to the Dog Man books.

To whom would you recommend this book? Those who are a bit too young for Dog Man and Captain Underpants now have their very own series.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries and lower elementary grades

Where would you shelve it? graphic novels

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  Not quite, no.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Retired Librarian, Manager, Youth Services Book Review

Date of Review: 11/11/2020

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