Happy Birthday Dav Pilkey!
Dav Pilkey is an author/illustrator loved by millions. As a child, he was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. He was often placed in the hallway at school due to disruptive behavior. He used the time in the hallway to create his own comic book. In the 2nd grade, he created one of his most famous and loved characters, Captain Underpants!
Here is an interesting fun fact! He is known for the unusual spelling of his first name Dav. It is said that the unique spelling came from his time as a Pizza Hut employee and the "e" was removed from his name tag so he went from Dave to Dav!
Captain Underpants, Dog Man, Dragon and the Dumb Bunnies are the basis for many of his most successful books. His book, The Paperboy, is a Caldecott Honor Book. We hope he continues to create for years to come!
Check out this fun video "Dav Pilkey draws Captain Underpants."