This is a collection of four short stories that come together to explain the origins of Dog Man, a half-dog and half-human police officer. In this book, Dog Man faces an evil mayor, whose plans were foiled by Petey, a jealous villainous cat (Petey); and how a giant Philly Cheesesteak mascot ruined Petey's evil plans.
Teen Volunteer Reviewer (16):
These stories are presented comic-book style and are a spin-off of the Captin Underpants, though this story has nothing to do with that series. The only connection is that they are from the "minds of" George Beard and Harold Hutchins, the main characters of those books.
I enjoyed this book. The author makes it seem as though Dog Man is written by two 10-year-old boys, which allows kids to relate to it more. My little brother owns this book and he even tried to create his own comic book and enjoyed drawing more as a result of reading this series.
it's what you'd expect from children. It is meant to be a book where children can use their imagination, as well as just enjoy a funny story - especially if they like potty humor. The poop and pee jokes are slightly inappropriate, and they get tiring.
Some scenes are very unrealistic, but it is a fantasy. Even so, I didn't like that the story about Petey spoiling the mayor's plans shows reading in a poor manner by equating reading with intelligence.
Readers who like animals, superheroes, and silly adventure (as well as Captain Underpants) will find this an LOL read.
Potty humor. While not graphically over the top, poop and pee jokes make repeated appearances.
This is a humor-filled adventure series starring a half-human, half-canine superhero.
This is a story to read for fun. My brother was inspired to try his hand at drawing comics. Other kids could be inspired, too.
If you want to teach parody, you could look at the scenes where the stories make fun of the education system and how it can limit a child's creativity.
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Teen Volunteer. Reviewer's Age: 16
Borrow. Fun to read, but it's not a book you'll come back to many times.