Ages 5–6 Book of the Month
Dog Man: Fetch-22 by Dav Pilkey
“My Book of the Month pick for 5+ for November is the eighth instalment in the Dog Man series, Fetch-22, now available in paperback. Dog Man is currently our bestselling series, so we know kids love these books!
Dog Man has the magic ingredients: it’s hugely accessible (with a highly-illustrated, graphic style that offers plenty of prompts to help the reader along); it offers enough stretch to test those reading muscles for 5-year-olds, but also makes for a really satisfying book for older kids. But more than that, I challenge any young reader to resist the laugh-out-loud humour and reading experts agree that kids actively search out FUNNY books for themselves. Plus stats show that kids are five times more likely to finish a book that they have chosen, so it’s the perfect Christmas treat.
Written by children’s firm favourite Dav Pilkey, who is the author and illustrator of the worldwide bestselling Captain Underpants series, the Dog Man series as a whole explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence and the importance of being true to one’s self. Let Dog Man unleash the reader in kids with these great crime-fighting capers!
And if your child is a lover of Dog Man, don’t miss Dav’s next NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES, Cat Kid Comic Club – coming 3rd December.” Pre-order now!
Yvonne – Book Club Editor, Ages 0–6