DAV PILKEY is the creator of many acclaimed children's
books, including The Complete Adventures of Big Dog and Little
Dog, god bless the gargoyles, and the bestselling
Captain Underpants series. His book The Paperboy received a
Caldecott Honor. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Several old favorites are being reissued this month. The Caldecott Medal-winning The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Leonard Weisgard, tells about the seasons and animals that touch a small island ("There was a little Island in the ocean./ Around it the winds blew/ And the birds flew/ And the tides rose and fell on the shore"), and a kitten who comes ashore learns a secret about the island and a lesson about faith. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Praise for Dogzilla and Kat Kong:
These two brazenly funny picture books spoof Godzilla and King Kong as they launch the mice inhabitants of Mousopolis against, respectively, a killer cat and dog. . . . Pilkey's irreverent exuberance is irresistible.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)