On Thursday, August 10th, 2023, Scholastic announced Dog Man: The Scarlet Shedder, the twelfth book in the Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey. Scheduled for simultaneous publication in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand on March 19th, 2024, this entry will see Dog Man “delving into the world of artificial intelligence.”

Dog Man: The Scarlet Shedder

Here’s the description of the book from Scholastic:

Dog Man: The Scarlet Shedder is the twelfth book in the critically acclaimed graphic novel series. In this new installment, Dog Man got sprayed by a skunk! After being dunked in tomato juice, the stink is gone but the scarlet red color remains. Now exiled, this spunky superhero must struggle to save the citizens who shunned him. Will the ends justify the means for Petey, who’s reluctantly pulled back into a life of crime in order to help Dog Man? And who will step forward when an all-new, never-before-seen villain unleashes an army of A.I. robots? The Dog Man series follows the hilarious and heartwarming adventures of the ‘Supa Buddies’: Dog Man, a lovable canine superhero, and his friends Li’l Petey, a curious kitten who embodies love, optimism, and hope, and 80-HD, a robot who expresses himself best through his art. With each Dog Man book, readers see the growth and development of the main narrators George and Harold through their comics. Their artwork, grammar, as well as their spelling improve as the series progresses. The series explores universally positive messages including empathy, kindness, and striving to become a better version of one’s self, while it also tackles more complex themes including loss, forgiveness, and self-acceptance. All eleven books in the Dog Man series published to date have clinched the #1 spot on renowned bestseller lists.”

Arriving March 19

Dog Man: The Scarlet Shedder

Dog Man: The Scarlet Shedder is scheduled for publication by Scholastic on March 19th, 2024.

And in the meantime, readers will have Cat Kid Comic Club: Influencers to devour. The next entry in the Cat Kid Comic Club series (which spins out of Dog Man) is scheduled for worldwide publication on November 28th, 2023. And on top of that, Cat Kid Comic Club: The Musical is scheduled to begin touring across the U.S. and Canada in October 2023.

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