Dog Man: Grime and Punishment: A Graphic Novel (Dog Man #9): From the Creator of Captain Underpants (9) - book cover
  • Publisher : Graphix; Illustrated edition
  • Published : 01 Sep 2020
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 1338535625
  • ISBN-13 : 9781338535624
  • Language : English

Dog Man: Grime and Punishment: A Graphic Novel (Dog Man #9): From the Creator of Captain Underpants (9)

The mayor has had enough of Dog Man's shenanigans in the ninth book from worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey.

Dog Man's really done it this time! He hands over his badge and clears out his desk, but while he may be out of a job, he's not yet out of hope. With his friends at his side, can Dog Man dig himself out of this hole and paw his way back onto the force?

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.

Editorial Reviews

Everyone Digs Dog Man!

* "Striking color, interactive pages, drawing tutorials, and a plethora of laugh-out-loud moments all work to keep readers' attention on a tight leash." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "High-intensity, heartwarming, and, above all, hysterically funny." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Riotously funny and original." -- School Library Journal, starred review

* "An utter, unfettered delight." -- Booklist, starred review

* "Readers (of any age) will be giggling from start to finish." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Action-oriented cartoons... Laffs aplenty." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Readers Top Reviews

M. WhiteDawnOne big
Received on the 1st and my son was very shocked. He immediately wanted to begin reading it but it was already past his bed time. WFH and virtual schooling has been difficult. When it comes to Dogman I don’t have to fight with him and reading. I just wish there were more to buy after this one but we will have to wait.
Kellyn W.
Honestly I didn’t like my child reading the first couple Dogman books. I found them over the top inappropriate, I even returned the 1st. However, the books have become progressively more appropriate and include more moral/life lessons. It’s Dogman, so there’s always going to the potty humor or language that makes kids laugh, but I appreciate that Dav, whether or not this was intentional, has toned it down. Very original and creative books with unique storyline and character - and this newest book lived up to my child’s (and my) expectations!
The Ryans
Grime and Punishment kept my daughter interested and engaged from cover to cover! She finished the entire book in a matter of less than two hours, without stopping once! The Dogman books have done so many good things for my child who HATED reading! Number one, she’d rather read than watch TV or play video games! Number two, she has started wanting to read the classic works that the Dogman books are based off of. We just finished Call of the Wild, which Brawl of the Wild is based on. And third, she is using very difficult and advanced vocabulary words that she learned from the Dogman books! For children who otherwise don’t like reading, I cannot recommend the Dogman series enough!
K. Briggs
Received this book today and my daughter already finished it!!! Very good addition to the awesome Dog Man series! Very excited for the 10th book to come out!!!
I have to admit that I haven’t read all of the books in this series. My son loves them and so we ordered the new one right away. He read it cover to cover but got really quiet at the end. He said the ending was sad and he wanted me to read it so we could talk about it. I loved so many aspects of this book but the ending is quite emotional and may be hard for some kids to digest. The theme is love beats out hate which is amazing, maybe just pre-read it if you have a sensitive kiddo.