Dog Man by Dav Pilkey (GRAPHIX/Scholastic, 2016)
Synopsis: New from the creator of Captain Underpants, it's Dog Man, the #1 New York Times bestselling, crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!
George and Harold have created a new hero who digs into deception, claws after crooks, and rolls over robbers. When Greg the police dog and his cop companion are injured on the job, a life-saving surgery changes the course of history, and Dog Man is born. With the head of a dog and the body of a human, this heroic hound has a real nose for justice. But can he resist the call of the wild to answer the call of duty?
I only read this because I got an arc of it at BEA, but I first want to start off by saying that I was a big fan of Captain Underpants when I was growing up. Maybe the excessive color and bad writing (though on purpose) seemed okay for my younger age, I began to have a headache looking at each page. The colorful illustrations were a lot to take in, but as a children's book I think it succeeds. It was very much like a trip down Nostalgia Lane.