Dog Man (Dog Man, #8)
Li'l Petey gets caught in some family drama in the eighth Dog Man book from worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey.Petey the Cat is out of jail, and he has a brand-new lease on life. While Petey's reevaluated what matters most, Li'l Petey is struggling to find the good in the world. Can Petey and Dog Man stop fighting like cats and dogs long enough to put their paws together and work as a team? They need each other now more than ever -- Li'l Petey (and the world) is counting on them!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 doing good.

Dog Man (Dog Man, #8) Details

TitleDog Man (Dog Man, #8)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 10th, 2019
PublisherGraphix
ISBN-139781338323221
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Childrens, Humor, Fiction, Middle Grade, Juvenile, Animals, Dogs, Kids

Dog Man (Dog Man, #8) Review

  • Laurea Martinez
    January 1, 1970
    A NICE NEW BOOOOOOOOOK YAY
  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    I don't think this book borrowed very much from Catch-22, which is bad news for my Dog Man book club.Anyway, the book is great. Petey's character development continues! Flippy gets a redemption arc! Great depiction of positive co-parenting! There's so much to love in this entire series, and I wish more of my library's parent population would pay attention while reading it with their kids rather than just dismissing Dog Man as crass and boorish. Dog Man's readers came for the poop jokes and I don't think this book borrowed very much from Catch-22, which is bad news for my Dog Man book club.Anyway, the book is great. Petey's character development continues! Flippy gets a redemption arc! Great depiction of positive co-parenting! There's so much to love in this entire series, and I wish more of my library's parent population would pay attention while reading it with their kids rather than just dismissing Dog Man as crass and boorish. Dog Man's readers came for the poop jokes and stayed for the gentle lessons on morality and kindness.
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  • FieldStudent3A17
    January 1, 1970
    BuggingI'm Rg bc
  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    I think this is a good book for me and the kids out there too and I really wanna explore more adventures of Dog man
  • Benny Hardin
    January 1, 1970
    It was funny and i liked it.
  • Mary Lee
    January 1, 1970
    Love all the literary allusions and the theme of the courage it takes to stand alone against evil. Another one for the win, Dav.
  • Gollum Sméagol
    January 1, 1970
    Dog Man: Fetch-22, was a simple enough, mostly entertaining, likeable story, and holds up as a fairly good Dog Man book. However it does not measure up to the scale of many of its predecessors.Now with the Dog Man series hitting its eighth book, it's far enough into the series where repetition begins to occur, and lack of creativity may cost the author. Despite it being just about as entertaining as a many few prior to it, the way it was crafted, and at some points executed, brings the book down Dog Man: Fetch-22, was a simple enough, mostly entertaining, likeable story, and holds up as a fairly good Dog Man book. However it does not measure up to the scale of many of its predecessors.Now with the Dog Man series hitting its eighth book, it's far enough into the series where repetition begins to occur, and lack of creativity may cost the author. Despite it being just about as entertaining as a many few prior to it, the way it was crafted, and at some points executed, brings the book down a fair bit and leads to its rating of three stars.The storyline of this book, was mostly simple to follow, with little complications crowding it up. It seemed to flow and work together as one story well enough, and still can provide as a hilarious book to many young children. However, despite this story being different enough than what we've seen before, the ultimate themes haven't changed a bit. I know that the author is most likely attempting to send a message to young children by spreading out and repeating themes throughout all of his books, but for readers more similar to me, it just comes off as repetitive and at some points, slightly annoying. Pilkey executes many of these scenarios well, but not always, and that makes the story and the series fall behind as a whole.Being in a series that I may call great, this book happens to be one of the worse ones in the series, if not the worst yet. I would say it goes above the original Dog Man only because it followed one focused plot. With the book before it, Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls, being by far the best one yet, I had fairly high expectations for the book that follows. This is a large reason for my slight disappointment with this book, as I overestimated the ability of Pilkey being able to consistently have strong work. Although Pilkey has a fairly strong storytelling perspective, and as I've mentioned before great artistic skills, he still has trouble executing the writing of books when they're both repetitive and lack consistency.The characters in this book, like just about all Dav Pilkey books, had little to no depth, like characters like Chief, or perhaps the mayor. We do see some resemblances of well thought out characters in Dog Man often times, seen through both his facial expressions and actions, as well as lots of character development and major choices that we see done by Petey the Cat. Besides those two, most of these characters aren't incredibly well developed, but manage to keep the story funny with jokes only Pilkey could pull off.Some things I may have mentioned may seem like I dislike this book, but even though there are multiple flaws within this story that make it semi-difficult to focus on the great parts, I can definitely still admit that the books are incredibly funny, despite some jokes being not too well thought out. I can also agree that it actually did have fairly interesting and entertaining story, but as I mentioned previously, it seemed really repetitive with there being some large problem in the story, being resolved with some big climactic battle consisting of Dog Man and his friends saving the day with flying and explosions. Despite its entertainment, the ending of the books are quite simple and predictable.Dog Man: Fetch-22 was a book with the potential of success, but only getting halfway there. With simple, hollow characters, repetitive themes spread all throughout the book, and the predictability that we've seen multiple times before, this book earns a three stars, as it has its flaws, but they're balanced out by the level of entertainment it provides.Reviewed: January 3, 2019
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  • Donavan Kersteter
    January 1, 1970
    it was interesting and funny
  • Colin Thakkar
    January 1, 1970
    I like it
  • Poop
    January 1, 1970
    I like this book and it inspires me.
  • Nam Dang
    January 1, 1970
    Dog Man
  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    I want to love this book, with one exception- and yes, I am going there. Skip over these online musings if identity politics are going to make you attack me online. I don't have time for that.Downward Dog repeatedly calls the Fair Fairy "dude" after being asked not to use that term. On pg. 19 Fair Fairy says, "And don't call me "dude." We've talked about that!" - Intentionally misgendering is not okay. (If you don't believe me have a nice, honest chat with your HR director at work about it. I want to love this book, with one exception- and yes, I am going there. Skip over these online musings if identity politics are going to make you attack me online. I don't have time for that.Downward Dog repeatedly calls the Fair Fairy "dude" after being asked not to use that term. On pg. 19 Fair Fairy says, "And don't call me "dude." We've talked about that!" - Intentionally misgendering is not okay. (If you don't believe me have a nice, honest chat with your HR director at work about it. Title IX - even if the ERA extended deadline passed 37.5 years ago, but Virginia finally got their poop in a group in 2020.) I am upset to see this in a children's book as a laugh line. It is never addressed within the text and it is almost excused because it is happening to the villain. Nope. Just nope. There is no reason to bring gender based identity violence into a children's book without addressing it for what it is. I feel like an old friend has let me down and that I need to speak my peace. I read the piece. I got the context. But puppet...same character...blah...blah...blah. I do not have time for cheap laugh lines that come at the expense of people I love - full stop.***Edit*** - I lied. There is more. So much more.I walked away from this review, but I am not able to let it go. My profile identifies me as female and living in Alaska. The intersection of the violence in this one little square has pushed me over the edge and I feel the need to send my lecture into the internet void. If I have learned anything from BookToss it is that to be an ally means "to cause a ruckus and pass the mic." - Here we go.Intentionally using the wrong name or pronoun is a violence that hits hard against Native communities. - Read that again. Children were removed from their homes, forced into government boarding schools (I know elders that were sent from Alaska to Oklahoma, and farther), and forcibly "assimilated." Most of the time the oppressive systems refused to adopt any of the languages. Names were changed to make them easier for white outsiders. This STILL happens. This is traumatic. I have stepped in to correct adults when they do not use a child's preferred name. WHEN A PERSON TELLS YOU THEIR PREFERRED NAME AND/OR PRONOUNS USE THEM. This is not difficult. This is a matter of basic human respect.Violence against women in Alaska is unbelievably high. It is even higher for Native women. (Do I need to say that gender is a social construct and I may not have the terminology correct, but I mean ALL WOMEN, so sit down TERFs - I do not have time for that, either?) Intentionally misgendering, in a child's book, as a laugh line enrages and upsets me. This is violence against women as a punchline intended for ten year olds. Reading, especially books like the Dog Man series, is an escapist act for me, and many others. I have not seen the sun in almost three months. I enjoy the simple pleasure of a fun book with silly potty humor and a children's moral to shorten the long polar night. I do not need a very serious and real problem in my community turned into a laugh line. This is beyond insulting. Violence against women should never be a punchline in a children's book. (Did I really have to type that line in 2020?!) Humor is about power and it should not come at the expense of any one person or group. And this definitely should not happen in materials with a targeted demographic under the age of ten. I have gone round and round with children about using the pronouns a person chooses. I have gone round and round with adults about using the name a child chooses. These are not laughing matters for me. I have witnessed the violence that grows out of casually calling someone "dude" after she has repeatedly asked for it to stop. I have seen the violence escalate in remote communities to the point of people needing to leave for their own safety. It did not start out as physical violence; it started out with wrong pronouns and cruel intentions - it started as a joke. No single drop thinks it is responsible for the flood. Children's books are mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors (Bishop, 1990 - If you don't know this and you are still reading you need to read this essay https://scenicregional.org/wp-content... and all of the work built on it after.) This type of easily dismissed violence is a behavior that I have actively fought against and I feel betrayed to see it reflected back to me from the pages of a series I enjoy. Pilkey is a champion of intellectual freedoms. He is an advocate of literacy and libraries. I expect better.
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  • Master Reader
    January 1, 1970
    This is my favorite Dog Man book. I got it for Christmas this year. It’s about the return of Flippy the fish. I love Barky McTreeface the tree monster.It is a story of a doggy and 22 tadpoles. Fetch 22 is a blast! Hope you like it Dude!Woof Woof!
  • Harry Washburn
    January 1, 1970
    i like the book because it is good. my favorite chapter is the fare fairy.but that is not my only favorite chapter. i like other chapters.i really like the whole book. i like it because it is new. it is book 8.i like the whole series. it is the fuunyist one.
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  • Liam
    January 1, 1970
    i looooooooovee dog man;. I cannot stop reading.
  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    As fun as all of the rest! What am I going to do until the next one comes out??!! Fair Fairy was my favorite villain yet! The family of heroes keeps growing and growing :)
  • Gretchen Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    I’m not crying- you’re crying. Best one yet- that Li’l Petey is something else. Love reading these with my little dude!
  • Anderson Lee
    January 1, 1970
    anyone can change.
  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    Another cute installment of the Dog Man series.My favorite part was finding out at the end of the book that the Barky McTreeFace song could be sung to the tune of "Frosty The Snowman" so, of course, I had to go back and sing it (out loud--I'm just glad I was the only one in the living room at the time), and there were added verses in the back of the book which I also sang out loud. I'm just a child at heart. Anyway, my students will enjoy this book as they have all the others.
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  • Sadhbh Catrin Murphy
    January 1, 1970
    I CAN NOT get over how good this book is aaaaaa
  • Pat
    January 1, 1970
    It is a very adventurous book because you never know what will happen to the supa buddies a crime-fighting team that accomplishes their goals and catches the theft every time they have to. If there is a crime you bet ya! the supa buddies will be there to help.
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    Ok, Dog Man, I'm all in now... with the redemption arc of Petey and Flippy and the introduction of Molly the upstander tadpole. Bring on Dog Man #9!
  • Christian Torres
    January 1, 1970
    Dav Pilkey please keep making more dog man books I love your series it’s a great book but not the best book so I give your book a four stars please surprise me next book. And I love your coversFrom Christian Javier Torres
  • Justin Hrenko
    January 1, 1970
    Amazing
  • Linda Abhors the New GR Design
    January 1, 1970
    Kids love them...I was going to give it a 2, but 2/3 of the way through, the message appeared. I'm an INTJ, so books like this set my mind to asking questions like, "why can the cats in this book talk, but not dogs?" Also, I'm curious as to the reception of the robot cat's name (80 HD).
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  • Ella Thomas
    January 1, 1970
    This book was okay, but spelling mistakes were put in this book on purpose and it is really annoying.
  • Tyler Jones
    January 1, 1970
    A fine addition to the ongoing saga that is Dog Man. While the critics wonder if their is room in the Dog Man universe for a gang psychokinetic tadpoles, I say Yeah, sure there is!. But the real stroke of genius is The Fair Fairy; a children's television show host who loses it completely.
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  • Erica Flory
    January 1, 1970
    1 person can change the world for someone else
  • Ellon
    January 1, 1970
    Yes I am a child who has to read the newest dog man as soon as it comes out...I love this series. Such positive messages that are delivered in ways that are not preachy. It’s no wonder students devour these books. This one wasn’t quite as good as the last one (For Whom The Ball Rolls) but it was still pretty great! I love the Barky McTreeface song (that I figured out was Frosty pretty quick). There are just so many little inside jokes/puns/ wonderful ness in the Dog Man books. I really think Yes I am a child who has to read the newest dog man as soon as it comes out...I love this series. Such positive messages that are delivered in ways that are not preachy. It’s no wonder students devour these books. This one wasn’t quite as good as the last one (For Whom The Ball Rolls) but it was still pretty great! I love the Barky McTreeface song (that I figured out was Frosty pretty quick). There are just so many little inside jokes/puns/ wonderful ness in the Dog Man books. I really think Pilkey is a genius.Also, I was at BookCon 2019 when this title was announced and I grabbed my friend that was with me and squeaked almost as loud as the children in the audience. 🤣
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  • Katelyn Patterson
    January 1, 1970
    Fat shaming isn't cool.
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