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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 a writer who teaches and a teacher who writes. Every day he goes to Mintz Elementary School in Brandon, Florida, to teach students about books and words and reading and writing. Then he heads back home to write fierce and funny picture books for kids. Rob likes to grow things, teach things, learn things, and read things. He’s definitely an earthbound human, but he has high-flying ideas, hopes, and dreams. Nothing gets him soaring quite as much as hearing boys and girls say, “Read it again!” Visit Rob’s website at RobSandersWrites.com. 
 

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.

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