Five million copies of Dog Man ordered
Dav Pilkey and his publisher have high hopes for the next instalments of his bestselling Dog Man series. On Tuesday, Scholastic announced a first printing of five million copies for Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild, which comes out Dec. 24. By comparison, Michelle Obama’s millionselling memoir Becoming had an announced first printing of 1.8 million, since raised to more than three million. Next August, Scholastic will release Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls, the seventh of Pilkey’s graphic novels about the crime-fighting superhero. Pilkey, also known for his Captain Underpants books, said in a statement that the Dog Man books were inspired by his years of feeling like a “misfit” in school. In second grade, Pilkey was diagnosed with dyslexia and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.