Tuesday, August 28, 2018

It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Dog Man!

TITLE: Dog Man
AUTHOR: Dav Pilkey
PUBLISHER: Graphix
PUBLISHING DATE: August 30, 2016

FROM GOODREADS: George and Harold have created a new hero who digs into deception, claws after crooks, and rolls over robbers. When Greg the police dog and his cop companion are injured on the job, a life-saving surgery changes the course of history, and Dog Man is born. With the head of a dog and the body of a human, this heroic hound has a real nose for justice. But can he resist the call of the wild to answer the call of duty? 

MY THOUGHTS:  So I've always been curious about this children's book and figured when better to check it out than during the Dog Days of Summer readathon.  I knew nothing about Dog Man himself and was slightly shocked to find that he was created when a sneaky cat blew up a cop and his dog.  The cop's body survived and the dog's head survived so they created Dog Man.  And honestly, I don't know what the force would do without him because he is clearly the smartest one in town.  

Vol. 1 contains 4 tales of Dog Man fighting crime and while the art was very simplistic, it was also very appropriate for the subject and the targeted audience so I can see why so many children like it. I grabbed this one from OverDrive and since I have access to the rest, I'm sure I'll grab them at some point in the future as well.

RATING: 3 PAWS

16 comments:

  1. I would definitely read this to my kids if they were little!

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    1. It's definitely a kid book - that's for sure.

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  2. sounds like a fun kid book.

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  3. The way dogman came to be is rather interesting to say the least. I had not heard of this one before.

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  4. Mmmm half dog, half man? I guess kids like that sort of thing lol.
    Yay for another book for DDOS.

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  5. I helped run the book fair at my daughter's school last year, and these Dog Man books were all the rage with the kids. I can definitely see the appeal. My daughter's six and she had blast with this one.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  6. What a really cute cover! I'm a bit disturbed by how he was created though!

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  7. My Monster LOVES Dog Man. I'm getting her the 5th (I think it's 5th) book for Christmas.

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  8. Thanks for sharing your review. It sounds fun, but I don't think I could get past the head transplant thing. 😂

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    1. It was done in a really kid sort of way so I was okay with it.

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