Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced that it has increased the first printing of Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas to 3 million copies, from a previously announced 1 million copies. Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas, the fifth book in the runaway hit graphic novel series by Dav Pilkey, will be published simultaneously in the U.S., Canada, U.K., New Zealand, and Australia on August 28, 2018. The sixth installment, Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild, will follow later this year with a strict on-sale date of December 24, 2018. The most recent book in the series, Dog Man and Cat Kid, published on December 26, 2017, debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.
Scholastic also announced today that Dav Pilkey, the worldwide bestselling creator of Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, will embark on a multi-city “Howl with Laughter” book tour across the United States and Canada this fall, appearing at large-scale events and community-wide reading celebrations.
“Dav Pilkey’s books, with their trademark humor and heart, and his story of overcoming reading challenges, continue to inspire children and parents everywhere,” says Ellie Berger, President of Scholastic Trade. “Scholastic is proud to be Dav Pilkey’s publisher. We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive energy and passion booksellers, educators, librarians and, perhaps most importantly, young readers have in embracing his books.”