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On Purpose
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On Purpose
Cat Kid Comic Club Series, Book 3
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The Cat Kid Comic Club is deep in discovery in the newest graphic novel in the hilarious and heartwarming worldwide bestselling series by Dav Pilkey, the author and illustrator of Dog Man.

The comic club is going in all different directions! Naomi, Melvin, and siblings are each trying to find their purpose. Naomi has an idea to get rich quick that causes a lot of commotion and emotion. And when faced with rejections, the friends try and try again to stay true to their vision. To top it off, a surprise visitor comes to class to stir things up. Will a desire for money and power cloud Naomi's purpose? Is it quitting time? Will the club ever be the same?

The hilarity is nonstop as the baby frogs navigate sibling relationships, follow their path, and create art — with purpose! Featured as stories-within-the-story, the mini comics showcase each baby frog's perspective and individual art style.

In this groundbreaking graphic novel series, award-winning author and illustrator Dav Pilkey uses a variety of techniques — including acrylic paints, colored pencils, photography, collage, gouache, watercolors, and much more — to illustrate each frog's creative purpose and encourage teamwork. The kaleidoscope of art styles, paired with Pilkey's trademark storytelling and humor, fosters creativity, collaboration, independence, and empathy. Readers of all ages will enjoy this fun, exciting, and purposeful graphic novel adventure.

The Cat Kid Comic Club is deep in discovery in the newest graphic novel in the hilarious and heartwarming worldwide bestselling series by Dav Pilkey, the author and illustrator of Dog Man.

The comic club is going in all different directions! Naomi, Melvin, and siblings are each trying to find their purpose. Naomi has an idea to get rich quick that causes a lot of commotion and emotion. And when faced with rejections, the friends try and try again to stay true to their vision. To top it off, a surprise visitor comes to class to stir things up. Will a desire for money and power cloud Naomi's purpose? Is it quitting time? Will the club ever be the same?

The hilarity is nonstop as the baby frogs navigate sibling relationships, follow their path, and create art — with purpose! Featured as stories-within-the-story, the mini comics showcase each baby frog's perspective and individual art style.

In this groundbreaking graphic novel series, award-winning author and illustrator Dav Pilkey uses a variety of techniques — including acrylic paints, colored pencils, photography, collage, gouache, watercolors, and much more — to illustrate each frog's creative purpose and encourage teamwork. The kaleidoscope of art styles, paired with Pilkey's trademark storytelling and humor, fosters creativity, collaboration, independence, and empathy. Readers of all ages will enjoy this fun, exciting, and purposeful graphic novel adventure.

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  • ATOS:
    2.4
  • Lexile:
    310
  • Interest Level:
    MG
  • Text Difficulty:
    K - 2


About the Author-
  • When Dav Pilkey was a kid, he was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. Dav was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hallway every day. Luckily, Dav loved to draw and make up stories. He spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic books — the very first adventures of Dog Man and Captain Underpants.

    In college, Dav met a teacher who encouraged him to write and illustrate for kids. He took her advice and created his first book, World War Won, which won a national competition in 1986. Dav made many other books before being awarded the California Young Reader Medal for Dog Breath (1994) and the Caldecott Honor for The Paperboy (1996).

    In 2002, Dav published his first full-length graphic novel for kids, called The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby. It was both a USA Today and New York Times bestseller. He has published more than seventy books for children, including the bestselling Dog Man and Cat Kid Comic Club graphic novels.

    Dav's stories are semi-autobiographical and explore universal themes that celebrate friendship, empathy, and the triumph of the good-hearted.

    When he is not making books for kids, Dav loves to kayak with his wife in the Pacific Northwest.

Reviews-
  • Kirkus

    May 15, 2022
    The Cat Kid Comic Club reconvenes! When last readers saw them, Melvin and Naomi had just submitted Naomi's comic to "that publisher lady"; the action here picks up 10 minutes later as the little frogs endure the agony of waiting for a response. Fortunately, the club's next meeting gives them the opportunity to share Naomi's opus, The Under Werewolves, a metrically flawless celebration of the universality of underwear. Alas, "that publisher lady" rejects it, writing, "The idea that everyone is the same fails to take into account how people are treated differently in the world." Chagrined, Naomi gives up on comics (but not her determination to make it rich) and apologizes to two siblings she's afraid she may have hurt with her story's gender assumptions. Agent Melvin, on the other hand, submits two other sibling-created comics; maybe there's an ice cream machine in the little frogs' future after all. The drama is breathlessly reported by Dog Man regular Sarah Hatoff, who presents White (cameraman Roscoe has brown skin). Here exploring the concept of purpose, Pilkey lets characters and readers ponder its complexity--with butt jokes keeping the tone light. While its theme is not as clearly developed as the previous volume's, this episode nevertheless presents the series' now-trademark winning mix of sibling hijinks and club members' comics, rendered in a variety of styles. The next meeting can't come soon enough. (notes) (Graphic fiction. 7-11)

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