The following conversation takes place weekly:
Mr. Schu: I am sorry, but they are not out yet.
Student: But it says "COMING SOON" in the back of the books. Let me show you.
Mr. Schu: Yes, I know. Let's look at Dav Pilkey's website. (We explore Dav's website and, after much persuading, the student finally believes me.)
Student: Will you please let me know when the books arrive?
Mr. Schu: You bet!
You can imagine the squeals of delight when I shared this video with Harold Hutchins and George Beard's groupies.
Visit my library between 8:00-8:30 and you'll see kids on Dav Pilkey's website. It is the most popular author site among first through third graders. Check out Dav's Groovy Games.
Scholastic's Planet Pilkey has interactive activities for Captain Underpants, Ricky Ricotta, and Ook and Gluk.
Not surprisingly, Dav Pilkey had a lot of "behavior problems" during elementary school. He spent a lot of time in the hallway.
Learn how to make a Flip-O-Rama.
I have students who have read The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future at least four times.
Use Scholastic's "Dav Pilkey Author Study" to plan your own Pilkey author study.
Anita Silvey honored Captain Underpants on Run it up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes it Day.
Borrow Dav Pilkey's books from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops.