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“Dogzilla rises from a volcano to break up the First Annual Mousopolis Barbecue Cook-Off, and scatter the Big Cheese’s troops with her fearsome doggy breath--but the threat of a bath sends her scurrying back to her mountain. Illustrations are painted in bright acrylics around cleverly trimmed and placed photographs of Pilkey’s pet mice, cat, and corgi, for a wonderfully si“Dogzilla rises from a volcano to break up the First Annual Mousopolis Barbecue Cook-Off, and scatter the Big Cheese’s troops with her fearsome doggy breath--but the threat of a bath sends her scurrying back to her mountain. Illustrations are painted in bright acrylics around cleverly trimmed and placed photographs of Pilkey’s pet mice, cat, and corgi, for a wonderfully silly look, appropriately accompanied by a pun-laden text.”--School Library Journal...

Title : Dogzilla
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ISBN : 9780152239459
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Dogzilla Reviews

  • Kelly H. (Maybedog)
    2019-04-13 16:52

    This is a very silly book and really pretty stupid unless you love dogs. The author says the stars are all his pets. His adorable mutt takes center stage as Dogzilla. All the scenes are photos of the dog and/or other animals with the surroundings of the scene painted on. It's obvious that the photos are just random pictures taken of this little guy/gal, usually grinning re-purposed for this book, but somehow the effect is freakin' hilarious. The beast is a mixed breed, chunky, kind of funny looking and probably older unlike most dogs in children's books and his goofy maw with tongue hanging out brings a smile to my face every time. The mice only add to the zaniness, kind of like the mice in Babe. The story is cute and taken with the photo montages makes a delightful story for a dog lover like me. (I make no such claims for cat lovers.)

  • Monster
    2019-04-18 12:11

    Dav Pilkey's unusual style of illustration- photographic collage retouched with acrylic paint- gives his book a surreal look even before the story has started. Although his rating of EG warns that some material make be too goofy for grown-ups, the book is like a giant inside joke for the parents. Kids will slide right inside the story of Dogzilla, a giant dog who emerges from a volcano at the smell of barbecue in the city of Mousopolis (populated, you guessed it, by mice), eating barbecue and accidentally destroying Mousopolis in her wake. The leader of the desperate mice, the Big Cheese, hits on a plan to chase Dogzilla away- by threatening her with a bath! She finally retreats into the volcano. Problem solved, right? Well... there's always next year. Pilkey's combined narrative and illustration make Dogzilla an absurd delight your kids will love to share, and Pilkey's over-the-top sense of humor will make it a book adults will enjoy sharing with them as well. There's a companion book, Kat Kong, that lovers of Dogzilla will want to check out as well. Highly recommended. Contains: extremely bad jokes.

  • Laura
    2019-04-02 16:02

    So CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Qt
    2019-04-26 19:13

    Cute, clever story, with inventive and really fun picures: photos combined with art!

  • Becky
    2019-04-02 15:02

    First sentence: It was summertime in the city of Mousopolis, and mice from all corners of the community had come together to compete in the First Annual Barbecue Cook-Off.Premise/plot: This picture book is rated G--EG to be exact, for extremely goofy. In Dogzilla, the smell of barbecuing meat awakens a ferocious beast. This beast--Dogzilla--makes its way to the city and through the city. Can anything stop Dogzilla's rampage? Will the mice prove to be courageous?My thoughts: I really like this one too. Both Kat Kong and Dogzilla are over-the-top silly. "Gentlemice," said Professor O'Hairy, "this monster comes from prehistoric times. It is perhaps millions of years old." "Maybe we could teach it to do something positive for the community," suggested the Big Cheese. "I'm afraid not," said Professor O'Hairy. "You simply can't teach an old dog new tricks! If we're going to defeat this dog, we've got to think like a dog! We've got to find something that all dogs are afraid of--something that will scare this beast away from Mousopolis FOREVER!"Text: 4 out of 5Illustrations: 4 out of 5Total: 8 out of 10

  • Ryan
    2019-03-29 14:09

    How awesome is it for an author to use his own pets as inspiration for a book. What makes this story even better is that he used real pictures of his dog and mice, and layered over/under paint to fill out the graphic. To make his smiling dog look like he is eating a building, or tearing off a dino mouse's tale. Such a wonderful story that you could imagine your granddad telling you, while he point to the dog sleeping on the floor. Completely wonderful.

  • Caroline Daniel
    2019-04-12 14:07

    • Dogzilla written and directed by Dav Pilkeyo This is a silly fictional book about a dog being a dog. The dog smelt a yummy smell coming from the first ever annual barbecue cook-off. This peaked the dogs interest and she made her way to Mousopolis. While the dog was doing her dogly duties, she practically destroys mourolopis. The mice spend the majority of their time trying finding ways to successfully get rid of the Dogzilla. They finally successfully do so by attempting to give her a bath. This sends Dogzilla running to the hills. Next year around the same time the mice figure they have nothing to worry about during their annual barbecue cook-off until they come face to face with the puppies!o Grade level: 1st or 2nd gradeo Appropriate Classroom Use: I would only use this book for entertainment purposes only. There is no educational or life lessons found in this book. Younger kids would find it funny and entertaining!o Individual students who might benefit from this book would probably be boys that are around the age of 6 to 7. o Small Group use: This could be used for small group readings but I probably would not test my students over this book. I would purely use it for entertainment reading if the children choose to read it.o Whole class use: I would read this book out loud if we had some free time during the day. This might be a book the students choose for me to read when they can choose a book since it is funny.o Related Books in genre/subject or content areas: I could not find any. This book seems to be one of a kind.o Multimedia connections: None that I am aware of.

  • Sara Ullery
    2019-03-29 19:13

    Dogzilla by Dav Pilkey Ages 7-11 Grades 2-5• This is a silly story about a mice city and the attack of Dogzilla. This book has vivid images that give incredible detail to the story. This book uses expressive language that will expand vocabulary in a fun way. The mice work together to find a way to get rid of Dogzilla once and for all! • Educators may use this book for English, Creative writing, and problem-solving activities.• Ages 7-11 Grades 2-5• Individual students will enjoy reading this book on their own. They can take the larger words they may not understand yet and look up the definitions. • Small groups may create new sentences using the larger vocabulary from this book to create their own fun story. • As a class, after reading the book students can work together to formulate their own “Dogzilla” and create a solution to the problem.• This book is available in libraries, bookstores, and ebooks.

  • Caleb
    2019-03-30 16:16

    I don't think this worked all that well as Kat Kong, on account of dogs and mice not having the same sort of relationship as cats and mice, although the imagery was pretty cool. Godzilla doesn't lend itself to the sort of one-for-one parody that King Kong does, and so this doesn't really play off Godzilla the way Kat Kong played off of its monster movie inspiration.But what I really disliked about it was that the mice were barbecuing mice-sized ribs and drumbsticks, and it was the smell of this meat cooking that awoke the titular monster. Where did the mice get tiny little cows and chickens? Or tiny little mammals and birds of any kind? Were they eating baby mouse ribs?! That's a very disturbing thought to put in young readers' heads, Dav Pilkey!

  • Beverly
    2019-04-26 19:11

    I really liked this story and the paintings; although I do agree with some of the other reviewers that the paperboy looks very young. I noticed that the dog is a Corgi, the same breed of dog as in Pilkey's Dogzilla. I liked the peaceful looking town and the gradual change from dark night to dawn to daytime.

  • Claire
    2019-04-12 13:03

    I love this book and so do kids it seems. While a horrible, stinky dog terrifies Mousopolis, the mice have to plan their defense. It’s hysterically funny for adults as well as children. It would be great for a family storytime as older kids will appreciate the story as much as the little ones.

  • Karen Fisher
    2019-04-05 15:19

    Biased review. This is my absolute favorite children's book because one of our dogs, Radner, is one of the puppies pictured at the end. EVERY child should have this book!

  • Steph (loves water)
    2019-04-04 13:50

    Read this many times with my son, and laughed hysterically every time!

  • Tracy
    2019-04-15 12:10

    Must be read with appropriate squeaky mouse and monster dog voices to illicit a multitude of giggles from five year olds.

  • Kristin
    2019-03-28 16:14

    Oh gosh, this picture book is too cute! Will the residents of Mouseopolis escape the terrors of the dreaded Dogzilla? Find out in Dav Pilkey's Dogzilla!

  • Atlantis
    2019-04-25 14:06

    Better than Kat Kong....

  • Stephanie Cunningham
    2019-04-11 16:52

    Dogzilla emerges from a volcano when he smells the scent of barbecue, and he heads towards the town of Mouseopolis accidentally destroying everything until The Big Cheese scares him away with the threat of something every dog hates- a bath. Dogzilla returns back to his home leaving Mouseopolis back to safety.This would be a really great book to read in a 3rd or 4th grade class room especially if you are doing a writing mini-lesson about transition words or phrases. Almost every page in this book has a linking word or phrase such as "Afterword," or "Next". Dogzilla is a playful mentor text book that will help aid a lesson like that

  • Tom Bennett
    2019-04-20 18:12

    A cute, fun story for all ages.

  • Kristen Thorp
    2019-03-26 13:09


  • Tracy
    2019-03-26 14:12

    One of the most readable books I've ever seen! Any kid, no matter how reluctant, will crack this open and read it repeatably. No one can resist a dog monster and a hamster army.

  • Ethan Hulbert
    2019-04-17 20:03

    Well, I prefer Kat Kong. But Dogzilla is still pretty great too. Excellent to read back to back together. So much work went into this and it's just so charming.

  • Eric Black
    2019-04-01 12:13

    We thoroughly enjoyed Dogzilla, laughing throughout. The story and illustrations are excellent.

  • Lauren
    2019-04-18 16:00

    What a great book! Entertaining for the kids and parents!

  • Cat
    2019-04-23 13:16

    Pair it up with Kat Kong for a great story time! Dav Pilkey is the best!

  • Susan
    2019-04-22 14:11

    The dreaded Dogzilla is awakened from an ancient volcano and comes to threaten the town of Mouseopolis. Done with photos, this silly spoof can be appreciated by all ages.

  • Markus
    2019-03-31 14:06

    It's so funny.

  • Kelly
    2019-04-21 11:56

    It was okay. A story of Dogzilla, a dog who terrorizes a town of mice. The illustrations are mixed with actual cut out photos of mice and a dog.

  • Alysia
    2019-04-16 20:17

    Almost as great at Kat Kong. My kids loved this one too! Dav Pilkey is a funny dude!

  • Alys
    2019-04-06 17:13

    Categories/Genres for this class fulfilled by this book: Picture bookEstimate of age level of interest: 3-10 year oldsEstimate of reading level:Grade level Equivalent: 3.7Lexile® Measure: AD720LDRA: 20Guided Reading: LBrief description: Out of the volcano came the most horrifying creature known to all mouse-kind! It's Dogzilla. She terrorizes the town of mouseopolous, chewing the furniture store and doing dog-like things. How will the mice get rid of her? This is a super funny book that children of all ages love, and Dav even throws in some humor for adults! Identify at least 2 characteristics of this genre and subgenre and discuss how they appear in your book: This is a picture book so the story is equally told through the pictures as well as the words. The great thing about this book is that a child who couldn't read yet, could still sit down with tis book and read the pictures. The use of photos (of Dav's real dog) and comic like illustrations highly the mess Dogzilla is making of the city! Another element of picture books featured in this story is space. When Dogzilla gives chase from the police and army, it is a two page spread to show distance. When the mice are meeting at the table to discuss how to get rid of Dogzilla it is on one page to show the confined space of the office. In what ways and how well does the book as a whole serve its intended audience? This is as super read aloud book because of its engaging action and vivid pictures. The text is bold so as not to be intimidating for early readers.Awards if any: 1989-2011 Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award->Grades K-31996-97 Volunteer State Book Award Winners1997 Buckeye Children's Book Award->Grades K-2Links to (or citations of) published reviews from professional sources e.g. ALA, Booklist, Kirkus, SLJ, etc. if any:

  • Anthony Morello
    2019-04-08 14:56

    Dogzilla is the parody story of a city of mice fighting against the invasion of the fiendish pooch. Dogzilla erupts from a volcano upon smelling the food from the mice's barbecue cook-off and begins terrorizing Mouseapolis in a Godzilla-like fashion. The mice assemble their bravest team to combat Dogzilla, who stifles their offense until they devise a plan to scare the dog in a way all dogs are scared. Dogzilla returns to her volcano, but at the second annual barbecue cook-off Mouseapolis gets its cutest surprise yet.Dogzilla isn't going to get any awards for story complexity, but it is hilarious for kids and adults and the artwork is very creative. Pilkey used his own pets to star in the book -the dog and the mice- and pairs picture collages of the animals with acrylic paint background to create the illustrations. The cover of the book grabs the reader into wanting to read a story about a real dog, and in a way tells them what it's about and that it will be entertaining. The book uses changing page format from wide two page bleeds to smaller illustration framing to show progress within the story. The illustrations show exactly what the text says, but adds to the humor of the book and personifying the animals. This was one of my favorite books as a kid and I think it is really good for beginner readers because it is an easy read, but more importantly it makes reading enjoyable for them.