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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Reader's Diary #1988- Dav Pilkey: Dog Man Lord of the Fleas

It was just a month or so ago that I read my first Dav Pilkey book and the first in the Dog Man series. I was instantly charmed by the humour and the premise (supposedly a comic written by kids) and the art which complemented it all so perfectly.

This time around I'm just a tad less enthusiastic. Of course, I no longer have that "discovery" feeling, but I also think the premise is less convincing this time. Some of the jokes, while still funny, seem more like an adult pretending to be a kid and likewise some of the art is notably better and therefore worse if that makes any sense. I suppose kids who continually draw comics would improve over time, so not that unfathomable. Finally, Dog Man himself loses some of the spotlight to his nemesis Petey the Cat and his clone/son.

Still, it all remains humorous, feel-good, and full of unrestrained imagination and adventure.

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