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Dav Pilkey is best known for writing and illustrating the series Captain Underpants. His other series include Dumb Bunnies, Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot and Dragon. The unusual spelling of his first name comes from when he was a restaurant worker and the “e” was omitted from his name tag. He still pronounces his name “Dave.” Pilkey’s “Dog Breath” is a winner of the California Young Reader Medal. His graphic novels include “The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future,” “Super Diaper Baby 2: Invasion of the Potty Snatchers” and “Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers.” The newest in the Captain Underpants series is “Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000” (Scholastic).

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Dav Pilkey