Dav Pilkey

This author appeared at the 2012 festival. Please view the list of authors appearing at this year's festival or see our suggestions for similar authors below.

Dav Pilkey at the 2012  Texas Book Festival

Hold on to your underpants: it’s time for a new Captain Underpants adventure! Dav Pilkey is back with Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers, the hilarious and outrageous ninth novel in the Captain Underpants series. In the most time-travelingiest comic yet, George and Harold discover the answer to their foolish question, "What could be worse than going to jail for the rest of our lives?" The heroes travel back in time to kindergarten, where they must face Kipper Krupp, a sixth grade bully and the nephew of their school principal. This would normally be no problem at all, except that Captain Underpants won’t be invented until George and Harold are in the fourth grade! The kindergarteners are on their own, relying on their brains to come up with a plan to stop the bully. They try locker sabotage, cheerleaders, a huge pair of pants, and more. This book is suitable for ages seven and up. USA Today calls Pilkey “the savior of the ‘reluctant reader” and Publishers Weekly says Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers is “subversively hilarious.” Pilkey started creating comic books while in elementary school. His Scholastic books include The Paperboy, a Caldecott Honor Book; The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list; and the New York Times bestselling The Adventures of Ook & Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future.