The first trailer for June’s Captain Underpants is out – and it’s already a hit.
The movie is based on the bestselling books by author Dav Pilkey. If you have a child in kindergarten through to Grade 6, you probably have a Captain Underpants book in your home. The number of books in this series is longer than my arm: The Adventures of Captain Underpants to Captain Underpants and the Attack of Talking Toilets to Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman. He’s also written many other bestsellers.
Two years ago, Dav Pilkey was a guest of the Calgary Public Library. He’s a rock star “in my books”. Young readers were so jazzed to see Dav Pilkey that his first talk filled up instantly, so he offered to hold a second session (which also was at capacity). And, Pilkey was adamant that he’d wait in the library until every single kid had the chance to meet him, talk to him and get an autograph.
At his Calgary book event, he told the kids (and many enthusiastic parents) that as a kid, he had a tough time focusing in school and was always doodling. But he loved to draw and tell stories and so he stuck with it. Read his full bio HERE. – Sarah