Cat Kid Comic Club: A Graphic Novel (Cat Kid Comic Club #1): From the Creator of Dog Man - book cover
  • Publisher : Graphix
  • Published : 01 Dec 2020
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN-10 : 1338712764
  • ISBN-13 : 9781338712766
  • Language : English

Cat Kid Comic Club: A Graphic Novel (Cat Kid Comic Club #1): From the Creator of Dog Man

A pioneering new graphic novel series by Dav Pilkey, the author and illustrator of the internationally bestselling Dog Man and Captain Underpants series.

Naomi, Melvin, Pedro, and Poppy are just a few of the twenty-one rambunctious, funny, and talented baby frogs who share their stories in the Cat Kid Comic Club. Can Li'l Petey, Molly, and Flippy help the students express themselves through comics? The adventures in class and on paper unwind with mishaps and hilarity as the creative baby frogs experience the mistakes and progress that come with practice and persistence.

"Squid Kid and Katydid," "Baby Frog Squad," "Monster Cheese Sandwich," "Birds Flowers Trees: A Haiku Photo Comic," and other mini-comics are featured as stories-within-the-story, each done in a different style, utilizing humor and drama, prose and poetry, illustrated in different media including acrylics, pastels, colored pencils, felt-tip markers, clay, hand-made cardboard sculptures, photographs, pipe cleaners, construction paper collages, and cookies.

This heartfelt, humorous, and thoughtful graphic novel by award-winning author and artist Dav Pilkey will have readers of all ages laughing and motivated to unleash their own creativity.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Cat Kid Comic Club:

*"Irreverent, laugh-out-loud funny and... downright moving, it's a heartfelt celebration of coming into one's own as an artist, with all its frustrations and joys." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

*"Colorful, compelling, and laugh-out-loud funny. Every elementary school library needs this graphic novel." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"Pilkey effectively mixes instruction and empowerment into the chaos, the frenetic panels... making both immensely enjoyable. Supa fun." -- Kirkus Reviews

Readers Top Reviews

shellySarahJulia C
This book is absolutely horrible. So inappropriate for kids. It talks about death and dying in a humorous way. Each parent should read a few pages before deciding if their child should read it. Highly disappointed.
Jacob WrightG. Birdi
So very disappointed in this book! My son has loved the dog man series for years. We ordered this book expecting fun and silly humor. This book is not appropriate for children at all. This book mentions violence, literally stating the word murder several times!! I immediately asked for a refund! I will not buy another book from Dav Pilkey after this one!! Disappointed!
My son just got the book in the mail and he has already finished reading the book lol! He is awaiting the next book in the series already! He laughed and giggled while reading it. Now he is re-reading the book lol!
My seven year old declared it the best day ever when she finished reading Cat Kid Comic Club and immediately asked for the sequel. Excellent book for kids who enjoy graphic novels. She’ll read this book another dozen times at least hoping there’s a second book to come.
The book has the same characters as the other stories but it fails to really understand the needs and understanding of the young reader. Let me explain. To it’s credit, the book addresses a fantastic topic in which it’s ok to fail and you have to do what’s right for you and not live to please others. I just wish these lessons wouldn’t have been written against the notions of “murder” and “violence”. I don’t mean the topics of murder and violence, I mean the actual character discussing “murder” and “violence” and the lesson being that it’s ok because you gotta write about whatever you like. I get what the author tries to do but it inadvertently reinforces the notion of murder and violence and it becomes entrapped in this “it’s okay” lesson. For a little one who may not understand what “murder” and “violence” is, it now forces that conversation to the parent to explain what this means and it makes it awkward because the book makes it sound like it’s a normal and commonplace thing to enjoy. It also has a part where Flippy, the parent fish, is worried the kids are “disturbed” which again, for young readers forces the parent to describe what “disturbed” means and why a grown up would be worried about “disturbed” kids and why a psychologist would need to see the kids...again I get what the author is trying to do but he doesn’t know his audience. For young readers it’s a bad introduction to concepts of murder, mental illness, and morales. (I didn’t cover this but there is a bit in there where the overprotective flippy talks about morales and is seen as uncool). Would this be funny for older kids, sure. Is this appropriate for young readers? Not so much. I was terribly disappointed and will likely throw this book away. Not a foundation I want my kid to learn from even if trying to be funny. There’s plenty of other books that better address the growth mindset