As a child, Dav Pilkey was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. Dav
was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in
the hall every day. Luckily, Dav loved to draw and make up stories,
so he spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic
books. In the second grade, Dav Pilkey created a comic book about a
superhero named Captain Underpants. His teacher ripped it up and
told him he couldn't spend the rest of his life making silly books.
Fortunately, Dav was not a very good listener. Dav has gone on to
create award-winning and bestselling books for children. His
Captain Underpants series has more than 80 million copies in print
worldwide and has been translated into more than 28 languages. In
2017, DreamWorks Animation brought the character to the silver
screen in the feature film adaptation Captain Underpants: The
First Epic Movie, and Netflix is now streaming The Epic
Tales of Captain Underpants TV show. Dav's latest creation, Dog
Man, continues to be a #1 New York Times bestselling series
with more than 23 million copies in print worldwide and
translations available in more than 32 languages. Dav is also the
creator of the Dragon series, the Dumb Bunnies series, Dog
Breath, and The Paperboy, which is a Caldecott Honor
Book. Dav lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife.
Dan Santat wrote and illustrated the graphic novel Sidekicks, and has also illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including The Guild of Geniuses and The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, which won the Caldecott Medal. He lives in Alhambra, California, with his family. Visit his website at www.dantat.com.
Praise for the Ricky Ricotta series:
"This reboot... offer[s] a new generation of readers a fun introduction to chapter books... Newly independent readers and Pilkey fans alike will not be disappointed by the humorous ride." --School Library Journal "Aimed at a younger audience than the wildly popular Captain Underpants books, this series... has all the classic Pilkey hallmarks: comic book panels, superhero action, and flip-o-rama." --Booklist