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Books on Film: Dav Pilkey on Today

Dav Pilkey was featured on a recent episode of the Today show and I never get tired of hearing his story (which always includes themes of book access and choice).

If you work in a school, keep this one in your back pocket to show kids when the school year begins.

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. As many times as I’ve supposedly heard his story and written articles about him myself and saw him in person, I don’t think I’ve ever heard the bit about his parents’ commissioning comics from him before. That just made me want to give his parents the hugest hug. And then I had to show it to my own young ADHDed cartoonist daughter.