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Illustrated by Dan Santat

Catch the latest breaking news as a toddler terrorizes the city in this riotous picture book that reads like a kid-friendly monster movie with energetic art by Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator Dan Santat.

Wobble-wobble-wobble. Toddle-CLUNK.

What’s that smell? Rodzilla is shooting…stink-rays! Ack! Only a mother could love such a creature.

Rodzilla is the mightiest toddler to ever roam the streets of the city. Marvel at the site of his chubby monstrosity. Gaze at his toothless grin. Take a whiff of his…wait, no, don’t do that.

Rodzilla is taking over the city (his playpen) and causing all sorts of chaos for its inhabitants (his parents). Can he be stopped before he toddles too far? Told as an action-packed news report, kids will laugh out loud following Rodzilla on his mighty tear through the city, and ultimately back to his parents’ arms. Because sometimes even monsters need a little help.

Photograph by Candy Barnhisel

Rob Sanders is the author of The Serpent Beneath a novella that appeared in the New York Times bestselling Horus Heresy anthology The Primarchs. His other Black Library credits include the Warhammer novel Archaon: Everchosen, the Warhammer 40,000 books Redemption Corps, Atlas Infernal, Legion of the Damned and various shorter tales for the Horus Heresy. He lives in the small city of Lincoln, UK.

Photograph courtesy of the author

Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal–winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, as well as the illustrator of many other picture books, including Crankenstein by Samantha Berger. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and various pets.

  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (May 9, 2017)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481457804
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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