Meet the Author/Illustrator

Dav Pilkey

Portrait of Dav Pilkey

Even before he was old enough to go to school, Dav Pilkey loved drawing. Today, he writes and illustrates his own books and draws pictures for other authors' books. He says, "I feel really lucky to be able to make a living doing my favorite things."

  • Dragon Gets By was hard for Dav Pilkey to write. At one point, he even threw it in the trash!
  • Dav Pilkey's own pets are characters in some of his books. Their reward for helping with the books is usually something like tummy scratches (for the dogs), catnip (for the cat), or corn on the cob (for the mice).

Dav Pilkey
Visit Dav Pilkey's Web site to learn more about him or to find some fun stuff to do.

Photography Credit


Other Books Written and Illustrated by Dav Pilkey

  • A Friend for Dragon
  • The Paperboy
  • Dragon's Fat Cat
  • Dragon's Halloween
  • Kat Kong
  • When Cats Dream

Other Books Illustrated by Dav Pilkey

  • The Dumb Bunnies
    (written by Sue Denim)
  • Make Way for Dumb Bunnies
    (written by Sue Denim)
  • The Dumb Bunnies Go to the Zoo
    (written by Sue Denim)