Scholastic India, India’s leading children’s publishing, education and media company, is all set to host the Caldecott Honor-winning author Dav Pilkey in Mumbai at the Royal Opera House at Charni Road East, Girgaun on 20th and 21st November 2019 and you can win a chance to meet him.
The writer and illustrator has won millions of hearts across the world with his endearing characters and books like the Dog Man series, the Captain Underpants series, the Dragon series, ‘The Paperboy’ and many more. He has sold over thirteen million copies of his latest book, ‘Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls’.
The event will involve fun activities, live drawing sessions, an interactive presentation and photo opportunities with Dog Man. Scholastic hopes to win over children at the smorgasbord of fun activities during the two days.
Dav Pilkey has been vocal about his difficulties in school when he was often banished to the hallways. This was the time when, with firm support from his parents, he began to draw and create comics. He will talk about his journey and his struggles with ADHD and dyslexia while interacting with the kids.
A live drawing session will be held as well as an interactive presentation in Mumbai, much to the delight of Dav’s little fans. A photo opportunity with the popular character Dog Man will be another highlight of the fiesta.The event aims to draw attention to the values that are exemplified by the author and Scholastic, and to popularise the ‘Do Good’ campaign.
Signed books by Dav Pilkey will be available for purchase at the venue.
About Dav PilkeyDav Pilkey is the author and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of‘The Paperboy’.He is also the creator of over sixty books for children including the Dragon, Dumb Bunnies and Ricky Ricotta series, and the newly re-released picture book,‘Dog Breath’.When Dav Pilkey was in second grade, he was diagnosed with dyslexia and what is now widely known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).Because of his learning and behavioural issues in school, he was often sent out to the hallway by his teachers. It was in his elementary school hallway where Dav created comic books about superheroes that eventually became Dog Man and Captain Underpants.