Students From Mumbai's Schools Interact with US Based Author and Illustrator Dav Pilkey

Published by Scholastic India, Dav Pilkey is all set to release his new book Fetch-22 in December 2019. Dav Pilkey is known for his Dog Man series and famous among kids for his character Captain Underpants.

Students From Mumbai's Schools Interact with US Based Author and Illustrator Dav Pilkey

Students from Ryan International, DSB, Bombay International, Diamond Jubilee and Bombay Scottish, Powai were in for a treat when Scholastic India arranged a programme for them to meet their favourite author and illustrator Dav Pilkey in Mumbai at the Royal Opera House

Scholastic India, the country's leading publication for children along with US-based Dav Pilkey had arranged a fun presentation for the kids. Interacting with the help of an animated presentation with live sound effects by Pikey himself. He further told the children, 

When I was a kid I was diagnosed with Dyslexia and ADHD. For me, ADHD meant Attention Deficit Happy Delightfullness. For my first book 'Twas Night Before Thanks Giving' 23 publishers had rejected me but today there is a major web series, movie, songs and several copies of Captain Underpants. In spite of suffering from dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), I always asked myself, how can I turn this into something good? and that's exactly what lead me to illustrate and write about my imaginations and stories. I have always sworn by 3 P's in my life- Positivity, Practice and Persistence. 


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The writer and illustrator has won millions of hearts across the world with his endearing characters and entertaining books like the Dog Man series, the Captain Underpants series, the Dragon series, The Paperboy and many more. The Dog Man series has more than 26 million copies in print to date.

The event involved fun activities, live drawing sessions, an interactive presentation by Dav Pilkey, and photo opportunities with a Dog Man costumed character.

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“The Dog Man and Captain Underpants books have become icons in the children’s publishing landscape in India. Dav Pilkey brings humour, hope and action to all his books and we’re thrilled to have him in India as part of the Dog Man Tour,” said Shantanu Duttagupta, Publisher at Scholastic India. 

Dav Pilkey further said, 

I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to meet readers around the world and I’m especially excited to visit India for the first time! I’m truly grateful for the support from educators, parents, and volunteers who are spreading the important message of doing good and bringing communities together to celebrate reading.

 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. His new book Fetch-22 is all set to be launched in December 2019. 

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