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SOLD OUT: Dav Pilkey, Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:00pm


THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Thank you for your interest.

Bookshop Santa Cruz is thrilled to welcome worldwide bestselling children's author Dav Pilkey back to Santa Cruz for a ticketed event at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium to celebrate his new Dog Man book, For Whom the Ball Rolls. Produced in partnership with Allterra Solar, and cosponsored by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Santa Cruz SPCA.

Tickets are on sale via Brown Paper Tickets. General Admission Tickets are $21.00 (plus service fee). Each ticket contains two general admission seats (one adult, one child) for Dav Pilkey's presentation, a photo line number to meet Dav Pilkey, access to all games and activities, and one copy of Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls with signed book plate (distributed at the event).

Join us for Dav Pilkey's Do Good Tour event in Santa Cruz—featuring a presentation and live drawing by Pilkey, immersive activities and games for kids, photo-ops with Dog Man and Captain Underpants, and of course, meeting Dav Pilkey himself! Each ticket package allows access to the event and all activities, as well as a copy of Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls with a signed book plate.

Doors will open at 4:30 pm. Open seating. Pilkey's presentation will begin at 6:00 pm (lasting approximately 25 minutes). The presentation will be followed by activities, games, and giveaways, as well as a photo line to meet Dav Pilkey. Your photo line number can be found on your ticket. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the Civic Auditorium during the event.

The Supa Buddies have been working hard to help Dog Man overcome his bad habits. But when his obsessions turn to fears, Dog Man finds himself the target of an all-new supervillain! Meanwhile, Petey the Cat has been released from jail and starts a new life with Li'l Petey. But when Petey's own father arrives, Petey must face his past to understand the difference between being good and doing good.

Dav Pilkey's wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of being true to one's self.

DAV PILKEY is the creator of many acclaimed children's books, including Dogzilla, Kat Kong, god bless the gargoyles, and the bestselling Captain Underpants series. His book The Paperboy received a Caldecott Honor. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.