Dav Pilkey Project

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I created this project as a graduate student in the Library and Information Studies program at the University of Oklahoma. We read 9-12 works by one author and created programming for a public library based on the author's works.

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Dav Pilkey: Children’s Book Author and Illustrator :

Dav Pilkey: Children’s Book Author and Illustrator An In-Depth Project by Cheryll Jones A.K.A. Buttercup Monkeyfanny LIS 5183, Fall 2009

Dav Pilkey: Biographical Information:

Dav Pilkey: Biographical Information Born 1966 in Ohio Class Clown ADHD “I remember one teacher who used to rip up my books and tell me I'd better start taking life more seriously, because I couldn't spend the rest of my days making silly books. Fortunately, I wasn't a very good listener." — Dav Pilkey

Dav Pilkey:

Dav Pilkey 1984- Kent State University Art Major Dave became Dav Lived in Ohio with Little Dog until 1990 Dreamed he should move to Oregon and later did 1999-moved to Washington 2005- met and married Sayuri

Dav’s Books :

Dav’s Books Light-hearted Humorous Imaginative and Creative Relates to children FUN, FUN, FUN!

Value: Aspects to Emphasize with Parents :

Value: Aspects to Emphasize with Parents Reluctant readers Appealing to Boys Vocabulary Alliteration Puns & Play on Words

Dumb Bunnies Series:

Dumb Bunnies Series Written under pseudonym, Sue Denim Inspired by Harry Allard’s The Stupids Hilariously funny Introduction to logical reasoning and problem solving skills Animated TV series on CBS until 2006 Ages 4-8

Activity: Public Library Program :

Activity: Public Library Program Kids Book Club for 1 st -3 rd Graders Discussion & Wordplay Snack & Craft: Zoo animal crackers, decorate them with food coloring markers Backwards Relay Race Dumb Bunny Says Game

Dragon Series:

Dragon Series Recommended Reading Level: K-2 Great for beginning readers Sweet and Silly Dragon is warm-hearted, simple-minded and naïve Canadian claymation TV series of Dragon Illustrations are bright and colorful

Pilkey’s Picture Books:

Pilkey’s Picture Books The Complete Adventures of Big Dog and Little Dog The Paperboy (Caldecott Honor Book 1997) The Hallo-Wiener Dog Breath: The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis The Moonglow Roll-O-Rama Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving When Cats Dream The Silly Gooses God Bless the Gargoyles Ages 4-8

Activity: Public Library Program :

Activity: Public Library Program Watercolor Painting Workshop Kids Ages 7-12 Local artist could show kids some watercolor techniques Point out Pilkey’s watercolor illustrations in several of his picture books Show kids pictures of famous works of art and then let them find it in Pilkey’s books

Creature Feature::

Creature Feature: Dogzilla & Kat Kong Spoofs of Godzilla and King Kong Full of Puns and Pop-culture references Dogzilla won two awards Artwork is superimposed images of Pilkey’s pets/ manipulated photographic collage retouched with acrylic paints Ages 5-9

Family Night: Book & a Craft:

Family Night: Book & a Craft Read Dogzilla (or Kat Kong) Participants bring photos of pets Supply lots of photos of animals, old magazines, wallpaper samples, newspaper, and washable paint Participants make their own photographic collage

Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Series Ages 6-9:

Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Series Ages 6-9 Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Vs. the Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Vs. the Voodoo Vultures from Venus Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Vs. The Mecha Monkeys from Mars Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Vs. The Jurassic Jackrabbits from Jupiter Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Vs. The Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Vs. The Uranium Unicorns from Uranus

Captain Underpants Series:

Captain Underpants Series Grades 3-5 12 books in series Main characters: George & Harold Sometimes controversial for its toilet humor, pranks pulled by George & Harold But kids absolutely love them! “There are more than six million Captain Underpants books in print.” Nissen article 2000

Captain Underpants Party:

Captain Underpants Party Participants change their name based on Prof. Poopypants Name Change-O-Chart Gross snacks such as Thousand Flushes Punch, Dirty Bathwater Punch, Chocolate Pudding Crazy Party Games, ex: Toilet Toss Decorate a pair of briefs for Captain Underpants

Flip-O-Rama and Comic Book Creation:

Flip-O-Rama and Comic Book Creation Teach kids to make their own flip books or flip-o-ramas Provide kids with an easy way to create their own comic books Provide a forum for them to share their creation with others

March: a Month of Madness & Pilkey Fun:

March: a Month of Madness & Pilkey Fun Attractive Book Display, set out bookmarks and Dav Pilkey coloring sheets March 4 (Dav’s Birthday): Ask staff to wear silly, wacky clothing & their Professor Poopypants Nametag Coloring Sheets & Other Promotional Materials at www.pilkey.com

March Programs:

March Programs Book Club for 1 st -3 rd graders Dumb Bunnies Go to the Zoo Watercolor Painting Workshop Pilkey’s picture books, particularly When Cats Dream Family Craft Night Creature Feature: Dogzilla and/or Kat Kong Flip-o-Rama & Comic Book Creation Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot & Captain Underpants Captain Underpants Party Captain Underpants

Sources:

Sources Cohen, Sharon and Christy Rosso. 2006. Series-Ly Celebrating: Book Parties for Popular Children’s Series . Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin: Upstart Books. Kids Reads . Author: Dav Pilkey. The Book Report. www.kidsreads.com/authors/au-pilkey-dav.asp. 2009 . (accessed September 19, 2009). Knowles, Elizabeth and Martha Smith. 2005. Boys and Literacy: Practical Strategies for Librarians, Teachers, and Parents . Westport, Connecticut: Libraries Unlimited. Nissen, Beth. “Captain Underpants: The straight poop on a grossly entertaining series of children's books.” CNN.com Books-News . h ttp://edition.cnn.com/2000/books/news/07/11/captain.underpants/ . 2000. (accessed October 29, 2009). Pilkey, Dav. Dav Pilkey’s Extra-Crunchy Website O’Fun . www.pilkey.com . 2003. (accessed September 12, 2009).

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Reid, Rob. 2004. Cool Story Programs for the School-Age Crowd . Chicago: American Library Association. Reid, Rob. 2003. Something Funny Happened at the Library: How to Create Humorous Programs for Children and Young Adults. Chicago: American Library Association. Reading is Fundamental: Reading Planet. Meet the Authors and Illustrators: Dav Pilkey . http://www.rif.org/kids/readingplanet/bookzone/pilkey.htm#top . 2009. (accessed November 25, 2009). Scholastic Website. The Online Adventures of Captain Underpants, Kids Fun Online . www.scholastic.com/captainunderpants. 2009 . Sullivan, Michael. 2003. Connecting Boys with Books: What Libraries Can Do . Chicago: American Library Association. Sullivan, Michael. 2009. Connecting Boys with Books 2: Closing the Reading Gap . Chicago: American Library Association.

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