Dog Man: Mothering Heights – Dav Pilkey

  Dog Man: Mothering Heights – Dav Pilkey, Graphix (an imprint of Scholastic), (9781338680454), 2021

Format: Hardcover graphic novel

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

Genre: Humor/Fantasy

What did you like about the book? When Dog Man is injured in the line of “doodie” (crushing his paws under the toilet lid), he is out of commission, stuck wearing one of those pet collars to prevent him from irritating his paws. Petey’s evil Dad (Lil Petey’s grandpa) escapes from jail with the unwitting Captain Cupcake.  Lil Petey and 80-HD have created a robot suit so that Dog Man can still work even with his cone collar.  Lil Petey, 80-HD and Dog Man are aided by Molly the flying fish to try and stop Grandpa once again from wreaking havoc.  Journalist Sally Hatoff and her dog Zuzu are also along to assist.  All characters are so familiar and so welcome – even the evil ones- in this latest, #10, installment of Dog Man.  Pilkey’s tongue-in-cheek humor, his vibrant full-color comic illustrations make this another perfect adventure of Dog Man and friends.

Anything you did not like about the book?  No.

To whom would you recommend this book? All Dog Man/Dav Pilkey fans will grab this one immediately and anyone else who wants a fun graphic novel in the ilk of Captain Underpants.

Who should buy this book? Public and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Graphic novels

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  Yes, most certainly if you love Dog Man.

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

Date of Review: 4/3/2021

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