by Christina Yeager
David Pilkey is the illustrator and author of the famous children literature book series “Captain Underpants.” Dav was born to David Pilkey Sr. and Barbara in Cleveland, Ohio. He and his older sister Cindy attended an elementary school in North Ridgeville, OH. Unfortunately, Pikey struggled with ADHD and dyslexia. Homeschooling became essential to his his education.
Author of "Captain Underpants" was homeschooled!
After being diagnosed with the ADHD and dyslexia, Pilkey had a hard time at school. He spent most of his time sitting at a desk in the school hallway. This is where he developed the Captain Underpants character. Due to a change in his physical and mental health, Barbara and David Pilkey Sr. decided to homeschool Dav.
David is one of the most recognized authors and illustrators to kids born in the 90's and has received numerous awards for his achievements:
There are far too many to name! Mr. Pilkey sure can write a series!
Today, Pilkey is living the dream with his wife, Sayuri, in Washington near Seattle. Though he suffered from various downfalls in his life including the ADHD and then his father’s death, Pilkey still managed to keep himself together. In an interview, Pilkey said that he will continue writing books to put smiles on children's faces. Let's hope he does!