Scholastic has named Dav Pilkey the Scholastic Summer Reading Global Ambassador. He (pictured, via) has become well-known as the author and illustrator of the Captain Underpants series.
Pilkey’s role is part of Scholastic’s 2016 Summer Reading Challenge program. The company also plans to host the “Be a Reading Superhero” educator contest, launch a traveling Summer Reading Road Trip, and offer a plethora of free reading resources.
Here’s more from the press release: “Starting May 2, 2016, Scholastic is hitting the road with two Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip RVs that will visit bookstores, schools and libraries across the country. Kids and families can visit the ‘pop-up’ reading community events, meet some of their favorite authors and illustrators, and engage in fun reading activities. The RVs will visit cities nationwide throughout the summer, including: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Orlando, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle.”