Words & Pictures

Dav Pilkey

“Pilkey… has again fired an arrow of joy straight at the fevered childhood psyche of millions of readers.”


Dav Pilkey has written and illustrated numerous popular, award-winning books for children, including the hilarious Captain Underpants and Dog Man series; Dog Breath, winner of the California Young Reader Medal; and The Paperboy, a Caldecott Honor Book. Captain Underpants is now a major animated film.

The third book in the graphic series, Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties, the titular drooling police dog hero hasn’t always been a paws-itive addition to the police force. While he can muzzle miscreants, he tends to leave a slick of slobber in his wake! This time, Petey the cat’s dragged in a tiny bit of trouble–a double in the form of a super-cute kitten. Dog Man will have to work twice as hard to bust these furballs and remain top dog!

Dav’s presentation includes a live drawing demo, prizes, giveaways, photo-ops with Captain Underpants and Dog Man, and of course, a book signing.

“Readers (of any age) will be giggling from start to finish.”


Book Signing

A book signing will follow the program in the Children’s Department of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Books will be available for sale before and after the lecture from Mystery Lovers Bookshop.  Dav will sign books purchased from Mystery Lovers Bookshop and one book from your home library.

Register for the book signing


EQT Foundation, The Grable Foundation, and the Succop Family Charitable Foundation


Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.


Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213


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