Hmm. Well, it's definitely not something that would appeal to most adult readers. So, this is based on a comic the characters (and author) wrote as a kid. It starts with Officer Knight (who's kind of dumb) and Greg the dog (who's a dog) who have a run-in with Petey the Cat (he's the villain) and a bomb. This results in Dog Man, the best policeman ever! He tackles sinister plans by Petey the Cat and other villains and falls in and out of favor with the chief (depending on whether or not he's recently peed or pooped on the chief's new couch).
The art is in color and, like Pilkey's other books, includes flip-o-ramas, dumb jokes, lots of potty humor, and very few female characters (other than the villains). There are also guides to drawing the characters in the back.
I can see why kids like these (and parents don't) the humor is gross and exactly the kind of thing kids making their own comics would scribble. The simple art is the kind of thing that adults say "I could draw better!" but kids will delight in emulating.
Verdict: Fans of Captain Underpants will be delighted to see this new series. Those who don't care for juvenile and potty humor won't be quite so enthused. The library has something for everyone. Enjoy if it's your thing, skip if it's not.
ISBN: 97805455816608; Published 2016 by Scholastic; Purchased for the library