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Title: Dav Pilkey

Dav Pilkey 1966 -
Background Info
  • Born March 4, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Father was a steel salesman and his mother was
    the organist at church.
  • Has an older sister, Cindy.
  • Married Sayuri in 2005.

  • Favorite artists
  • Vincent Van Gogh
  • Henri Rousseau
  • Marc Chagall
  • Favorite authors
  • James Marshall
  • Arnold Lobel
  • Dr. Seuss

When Cats Dream Moonglow Roll-O-Rama The Silly
Gooses The Paperboy Kat Kong
The Paperboy Caldecott Honor 1977 www.pilkey.co
m ALSC Notable Web Sites for Children - 1998
I dont remember much about my early childhood,
except that I was almost always happy. My
parents tell me that I used to laugh in my sleep
all the time, even as an infant. When I wasnt
laughing, I kept myself busy by drawing.
When I was a kid making silly books out in the
hall, I never dreamed that one day Id be making
silly books for a living. The coolest thing is
that I used to get in trouble for being the class
clown and now its my job!
Critical Response
Say what you like about Dav Pilkeys Captain
Underpants series its silly, its over the
top, its filled with bathroom humor but you
must admit that Pilkey knows what makes kids
laugh. Horn Book March/April 2002
With humor tailored expertly for primary-aged
children, these silly gooses will be welcomed by
listeners and newly independent readers
alike. Carolyn Noah, School Library
Journal/February 1998
www.kidsreads.com/authors/au-pilkey-dv.asp www.uen
y_id6146 www.pilkey.com www.eduplace.com/kids/hmr
/mtai/pilkey.html Lodge, Sally (1999). Dave
Pilkeys Captain Underpants Wins a Starring Role.
Publishers Weekly 02/22/1999, p. 32.   Partch,
Jackie (2005). Keep Them Laughing. School Library
Journal, June 2005, p.67.   Censorship Watch.
American Libraries, April 2002 p. 23.   Sieruta,
Peter D (2002). The Other Stuff. Horn Book
Mar/Apr 2002, Vol. 78 Issue 2, p191. 
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