Dav Pilkey, the creator of the bestselling Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, is on the road for his multi-city "Howl with Laughter" book tour across the United States and Canada, and already he's meeting thousands of fans!
At each stop, kids are getting to hear Dav's inspiring story, get their favorite books signed, take photos with Captain Underpants and Dog Man, and collect cool giveaways. Want to see if Dav is coming to a town near you? See all of the tour stops here. (Note that all events are ticketed, so be sure to contact the venue/bookstore directly for additional guidelines and information!)
Here's a look at what it's been like being on the road with Dav Pilkey this month:
Dav Pilkey draws George and Harold on the field at BB&T Ballpark
Thousands of kids and families are packing stadiums and auditoriums to listen to Dav Pilkey's story.
Dav Pilkey is meeting and signing books for thousands of young fans across the U.S. and Canada this fall.
Event attendees can get special giveaways, like these great capes, and meet Captain Underpants and Dog Man!
Here's what fans have had to say so far:
A year ago my son was struggling with reading.— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) September 8, 2018
One way he was able to connect to books was through "Captain Underpants".
Today he got to meet the author, Dav Pilkey.
Thank you @quailridgebooks. pic.twitter.com/q8HvId6x4Q
Last night I took my kids to meet Dav Pilkey. His message was so special and really talked to me as an educator. When we face challenges at school how can we “turn it into something good?” #ourkidsdeservethebest #keepontrying @vavacoffey @1st_Williamson pic.twitter.com/t67w5tmc45— Claire LaPlante (@mrsclaplante) September 8, 2018
Thanks to @BookmarksNC for bringing Dav Pilkey to #wsnc for the Kids’ Keynote. Captain Underpants and Dog Man were popular in our house before, but now they are superstars. Thanks for helping inspire our kids to read and dream. #dogman #BookmarksFestival pic.twitter.com/QySZ2ZKRBY— Kristen Zeller, MD (@kzellermd) September 8, 2018
Can’t put into words watching thousand of kids listening, cheering, laughing, and reading! Dav Pilkey is a rock star! Everyone should hear his message of positivity, practice, and persistence pic.twitter.com/pvud7jQUVr— Kelly Dyson (@asukelnc) September 8, 2018
Santiago, Ms. Pender and Jordan were just some of the Lakewoods students who were thrilled to meet author Dav Pilkey today. Thanks for an amazing presentation Dav. Our students loved it! pic.twitter.com/pjrfuXDOnF— LakewoodsPS (@LakewoodsPS) September 13, 2018
@PETTrailblazer students met #DavPilkey today. After personally greeting over 2000 children he still had the energy to talk to each child, draw for them and read their stories. #ClassAct Thanks to @DDSBLibraries and @scholasticCDA for organizing this experience for our students! pic.twitter.com/AjihjZ2Yp0— J. Wiggins (@WigginsReads) September 13, 2018
So excited to have met Dav Pilkey tonight, author of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, and many others. He had a great message tonight; positivity, practice and perseverance. Thank you Dav Pilkey for your inspirational words! @Scholastic @Milton_Library @AllSaintsDPCDSB pic.twitter.com/YUNOZVlupi— Anabelle DaCosta (@AllSaintsLib) September 12, 2018
Waiting in line to hear Dav Pilkey read. Someone is already enjoying his new Dog Man book! pic.twitter.com/5eRcVzAKpw— Mrs. De Luca (@Ms_DeLuca) September 12, 2018
In an industry filled with generous, big-hearted, sincere people, there is no one who exemplifies all of it like #davpilkey. As a bookseller it is a privilege to share his work with kids (and, tonight, help present him to #stl). Thanks @Scholastic - always. @novelneighbor— Melissa (@mposten) September 22, 2018
Amazing night w/Dav Pilkey. His message about struggling in school then using it in ur favor. So many kids in audience seemed to let out a breath that said “I am not alone” His mom sounds like the kind of mom I strive 2 be. @Scholastic #davpilkey #adhd #captainunderpants #dogman pic.twitter.com/WUZxA2OrE4— Katie Wools (@KRwools) September 22, 2018
Don't miss out on the rest of the Howl with Laughter tour!
See all of the upcoming stops here, and be sure to contact the venues/bookstores directly for ticketing information.