When Dav Pilkey was a kid, his teachers thought he was disruptive, "behaviorally challenged," and in serious need of a major attitude adjustment.
When he wasn't writing sentences in the
detention room, he could usually be found sitting at his private
desk out in the hallway. There he spent his time writing and drawing
his own original comic books about a superhero named Captain Underpants.
Dav's teachers told him, "You'd better straighten up, young man, because you can't spend the rest of your life making silly books."
Dav was not a very good listener!
Dav Pilkey has written and illustrated several popular award-winning books for children. The Adventures of Captain Underpants, which has nearly one million copies in print, was an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists and a Publishers Weekly "Cuffie" Award winner for the Funniest Book of the Year; Dog Breath was awarded the California Young Reader Medal; The Paperboy was chosen as a Caldecott Honor Book. Mr. Pilkey also illustrated the IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award-winning Dumb Bunnies books.
Dav Pilkey and his dog live in Oregon.