Evanya N Prakashan, 6 years
Name of the book
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties
Author: Dav Pilkey
About the book
He was the best of dogs… He was the worst of dogs… It was the age of invention… It was the season of surprise… It was the eve of supa sadness… It was the dawn of hope… Dog Man hasn’t always been a paws-itive addition to the police force. While he can muzzle miscreants, he tends to leave a slick of slobber in his wake! This time, Petey the cat’s dragged in a tiny bit of trouble — a double in the form of a super-cute kitten. Dog Man will have to work twice as hard to bust these furballs and remain top dog!
Dav Pilkey’s wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of being true to one’s self.
Where is the story set?
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties is a children’s book by Dav Pilkey set in the Captain Underpants universe and is based on the main series. Dog Man lives in a city where he works as a police officer. The name of the city is not known, but I would say it is a medium-sized city.
Who are the main characters?
Dog Man is the main character. He is a crime-fighting hero with the head of a dog whose name is Greg and the body of a cop named Officer Knight. He is the best cop in the police force.
Petey The Cat, who lives in Cat Jail, is Dog Man’s arch-nemesis and main villain of the series.
This story has another villain, an evil fish, named Flippy who has telekinetic powers.
And there is one more new character named Little Petey, who has been created by Petey the cat. Petey expects Li’l Petey to become a villain, but Li’l Petey is kind and good.
Both Petey and Li’l Petey help Dog Man in his fight against Flippy the Fish.
What did you like about the story? Why?
My favourite part of the story is in ‘Chapter The Ninth – Big Fight’. This is my favourite part because here Li’l Petey helps Flippy the Fish to become good.
You see, Flippy is evil and he uses his powers to make buildings take revenge for his sad childhood. So during a fight, Li’l Petey is talking to Flippy and finds out that Flippy is being mean because he is angry. Flippy tells Li’l Petey he is mad because he did not have any friends in school. The other fish never played with Flippy and called him “Fatty Fish Lips”. When Li’l Petey heard that, he felt bad for Flippy and cheered him up by making him read a book that he made, called ‘My friend Flippy’. On reading that book Flippy got very happy and filled with love and all his evil powers became weak. And that is how, by showing kindness, Li’l Petey helped Flippy change from being evil to being kind.
What could have been better? How?
I would have liked the story to be slightly longer so that I could see what all Flippy the Fish did after becoming good and kind.
Who would you recommend this book to? Why?
I would want two people to read this book. Firstly, my best friend Anusha, because she is naughty and nice. And Secondly, my Mamma, because she likes stories which have an adventure and then have a happy ending.
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I wrote this article for First Moms Club. This article was published on August 16, 2019 on their official website – https://firstmomsclub.in.
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Link to this article on the First Moms Club website – https://firstmomsclub.in/the-captain-underpants-guy-wrote-another-series-the-dog-man-book-review/