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About Dav Pilkey

When Dav Pilkey was a kid, he suffered from ADHD, dyslexia, and behavioral problems. Dav was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hall every day. Luckily, Dav loved to draw and make up stories, so he spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic books.

In the second grade, Dav Pilkey created a comic book about a superhero named Captain Underpants. His teacher ripped it up and told him he couldn’t spend the rest of his life making silly books. Fortunately, Dav was not a very good listener.

Dav continues to create books in the Pacific Northwest where he lives with his wife. His Captain Underpants series has more than 70 million copies in print worldwide and has been translated into more than 25 languages. DreamWorks is planning to release a feature film adaptation of Captain Underpants in 2017. Dav is also the creator of the Caldecott Honor Book The Paperboy, the California Young Reader Medal-winning Dog Breath, and the Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot series, which is illustrated by Dan Santat. Visit Dav online at pilkey.com.