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Dan Santat - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Dan Santat is the author/illustrator of Sidekicks and the winner of the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators for Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World) by Mac Barnett. He is also the creator of the Disney animated hit, The Replacements. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and various pets.

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Other books by Dan Santat

Because I'm Your Dad

Because I'm Your Dad

Author: Ahmet Zappa Format: Board book Release Date: 20/12/2019

The Perfect School Picture

The Perfect School Picture

Author: Deborah Diesen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2019

It's picture day, and the boy at the center of this charming story wants to make sure his picture is perfect. It seems as though everything's going wrong for him-he has bedhead, a stained shirt, and a big scowl on his face. But when he goes up for his picture, he thinks about his terrible appearance, and he smiles-because he secretly wants his picture to be the worst ever taken! But just as he smiles, the photo is snapped, and his plan is ruined when he takes a totally adorable picture. Perfectly paired with the larger-than-life silliness of Dan Santat's illustrations, this is a sweet and funny picture book about a classic school moment.

The Princess and the Pit Stop

The Princess and the Pit Stop

Author: Tom Angleberger Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2018

Once upon a time there was a Princess . . . . . . who made a pit stop. While the Birds and Beasts changed her tires, her Fairy Godmother told her she was in last place! With just one lap left! She might as well give up! Give up? Not THIS princess! Instead, she hit the gas! Join Her Royal Highness in the driver's seat for a mad dash to the finish in this exciting ode to auto racing. With appearances by fairy tale favorites including the Tortoise and the Hare, the Frog Prince, and ALL of the Wicked Witches, this rollicking mash-up of race cars and royalty is a true celebration of both girl power and horsepower.

Drawn Together

Drawn Together

Author: Dan Santat Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2018

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs the Un-Pleasant Penguins from Pluto

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs the Un-Pleasant Penguins from Pluto

Author: Dav Pilkey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

From the creator of CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, comes a BRAND NEW out-of-this-world friendship adventure -- in full colour! Ricky may be small in size, but he's a big hero with an even BIGGER best friend! Like most best friends, Ricky and his Mighty Robot do everything together. So when the Unpleasant Penguins from Pluto invade Squeakyville and try to take over Earth, it's up to Ricky and his Mighty Robot to fight these flightless felons and send them back to their own (former) planet! This is a never-before-seen RICKY RICOTTA adventure!

The Fairy Swarm

The Fairy Swarm

Author: Suzanne Selfors Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2016

When a swarm of sugar fairies escapes into Buttonville, Pearl and Ben are tasked with catching the mischievous creatures. But with know-it-all Victoria getting in the way, the quest will prove difficult. Can Ben and Pearl protect the townspeople, keep the fairies safe, and outsmart the dangerous poacher, Maximus Steele?

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs The Uranium Unicorns from Uranus

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs The Uranium Unicorns from Uranus

Author: Dav Pilkey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2015

From the creator of CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, comes an out-of-this-world friendship adventure - now in full colour! Ricky Ricotta loves his Mighty Robot, but sometimes it's hard for a little mouse to have a best friend who's so BIG. One night, Ricky makes a wish: if only his Mighty Robot had a friend his own size. Little does Ricky know, his wish is about to come true. Evil Uncle Unicorn has travelled all the way from Uranus with a mean and nasty plan. He's built a giant Ladybot to trick the Mighty Robot so he can take over planet Earth. Once again, it's up to Ricky and his pals to save the day.

Fluffy Bunnies 2 The Schnoz of Doom

Fluffy Bunnies 2 The Schnoz of Doom

Author: Andrea Beaty Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/03/2015

When film-loving twins Joules and Kevin Rockman left their summer camp, they thought their days of fighting evil bunnies from outer space were over. Surely there won't be giant rabbits bent on world domination at their school, right? Wrong. Luckily, these bunnies aren't FLUFFS (Fierce, Large, Ugly, and Ferocious Furballs)-sugar-addicted giant rabbits out to hypnotise and kill. Unluckily, they're worse: the FOOFS (Fierce, Obnoxious, Odoriferous Furballs)-seemingly normal-size rabbits (with extra-large noses) out to take over the world! Can Joules and Kevin save themselves, and their school, from the Schnoz of Doom? Seriously funny New York Times bestselling author Andrea Beaty raises the stakes in this sequel to her zany, pulpy sci-fi farce. And, not to use Famous Last Words, but with illustrations by the great Dan Santat (The Guild of Geniuses, Sidekicks), what could possibly go wrong?

See for Yourself A Visual Guide to Everyday Beauty

See for Yourself A Visual Guide to Everyday Beauty

Author: Rob Forbes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2014

This accessible handbook from design guru Rob Forbes uncovers the beauty in the commonplace and reveals how visual thinking can enrich our lives. In friendly text complemented by photographs taken on his travels around the world, Forbes explains how to appreciate the design elements that surround us in the built environment. Linking broad concepts such as composition and materiality to quotidian details such as the play of colour in hanging laundry or the repeated forms in a row of ice cream scoops, Forbes reveals how an appreciation of the hues, patterns and textures that surround us can enhance a life well lived. See for Yourself is essential reading to see more clearly, think more visually and enjoy the world more deeply.

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot

Author: Dav Pilkey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

From the creator of CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, comes an out-of-this-world friendship adventure - now in full colour! Ricky Ricotta is a lonely mouse. Often he finds himself being picked on by bullies at school. He is waiting for his life to change for the better--for something BIG to happen. Meanwhile, Dr. Stinky McNasty is up to no good. He wants to take over the entire city of Squeakyville. He has built a monstrously-sized robot and now orders it to destroy the city! But with Ricky Ricotta's help, the robot gets away! Soon, nobody can pick on Ricky Ricotta any more. He and his robot get to teach those bullies a lesson. But Dr. Stinky wants revenge and creates a giant lizard to destroy it. A battle ensues, and in tried-and-true Flip-O-Rama fashion fun, the good guys come out on top!

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs The Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs The Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury

Author: Dav Pilkey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

From the creator of CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, comes an out-of-this-world friendship adventure - now in full colour. Mr Mosquito lives on Mercury, but he hates it there. The days are 800 degrees, and the heat melts his flip-flops, while the long nights are almost 300 degrees below zero! His toothpaste is always frozen. One day Mr. Mosquito looks through his telescope and sees all the happy mice living on planet Earth. With a powerful ray, he zaps his fingernail clippings and grows them into massive mutant mosquitoes. Then they climb aboard a spaceship to conquer Earth. Luckily for all of us, Ricky Ricotta and his giant Robot save the day-using lots of Flip-O-Rama action scenes and insect battles that children will love.

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs The Video Vultures from Venus

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs The Video Vultures from Venus

Author: Dav Pilkey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

From the creator of CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, comes an out-of-this-world friendship adventure - now in full colour. Victor Von Vulture hates the planet Venus! It's so hot that his food is always ruined; his toasted cheese sandwiches are way too gooey. What's a vulture to do? Move to the planet next door-Earth-where the food is much better. Victor Von Vulture and his army of Vultures invade the Earth by broadcasting through all the televisions in the world. That same night, Ricky Ricotta and his Robot are grounded. So, unlike the rest of the planet, they're not allowed to watch TV. The next day at school, Ricky realizes something very strange has happened. Fortunately, Ricky Ricotta serves those Vultures a big surprise! With the help of his giant Robot, Ricky saves the day once again.

Imaginary Veterinary: The Bigfoot Escape Book 1

Imaginary Veterinary: The Bigfoot Escape Book 1

Author: Suzanne Selfors Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2013

When Ben Silverstein is sent to the rundown town of Buttonville to spend the summer with his grandfather, he's certain it will be the most boring holiday ever. That is, until his grandfather's cat brings home what looks like . . . a baby dragon? Enter Pearl Petal, a local girl with an eye for adventure, who helps Ben take the wounded dragon to the only veterinarian in town - the mysterious Dr Woo. No one knows where Dr Woo came from or why she's moved into the old button factory and renamed it Dr Woo's Worm Hospital. But as Ben and Pearl discover once they are inside, Dr Woo's isn't a worm hospital at all - it's actually a secret hospital for Imaginary Creatures. After Ben accidentally leaves the hospital's front door unlocked, a rather large, rather stinky, and very hairy beast escapes into Buttonville. Ben and Pearl are tasked with retrieving the runaway creature, and what started out as the most boring holiday ever becomes the story of a lifetime.

Kel Gilligan's Daredevil Stunt Show

Kel Gilligan's Daredevil Stunt Show

Author: Michael Buckley Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/08/2012

In this hilarious picture book from Michael Buckley, a nursery schooler pulls off some daring stunts. He . . . gets dressed by himself! Eats broccoli! Takes a bath! All with awe-inspiring, spine-tingling, heart-racing flare! The over-the-top tone encourages kids to laugh at their fears, while celebrating the bravery it takes to try new things, as kids do every day.

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