Move Over, King Kong! Tiny Hamster Is A Giant Monster by Joel Jensen
ONE CLOUDY DAY TINY HAMSTER WENT OUT TO FIND A BITE TO EAT.
TINY HAMSTER WAS ALWAYS HUNGRY, YOU SEE.
Tiny Hamster scurries through Big City Park looking for dropped munchies and happens upon a spilled can of Evil Green Goo.
Oh, No, Tiny Hamster! Don't eat that!
Ignoring the universal radiation danger symbol, Tiny scarfs up the slimy green mess. BURP!
But all is well until the darkening skies turn into a thunder storm.
Oh, No, Tiny Hamster. Get under cover before a lightning bolt....
KA-BOOM! KABOOM! (again!)
HE FELT HIMSELF INFLATE LIKE A BIG BALLOON THAT KEPT GETTING BIGGER--LIKE A BLIMP.
NO. A ZEPPELIN!
And that's not all. Tiny Hamster's claws grow big and sharp, his tiny tail trails long behind him, and spikes sprout from his back. He turns green. And he's still hungry--REALLY hungry. Tiny Hamster is a Giant Monster and he has the appetite to match. He rampages through the Big City, knocking down buildings, chomping up the subway cars on the El, and grazing on the trees (broccoli florets) in Big City Park. He scales a tall skyscraper, where he finds himself under attack from a flock of helicopters. Yum, flying snacks! Crunchy!
Joel Jensen and Joseph and Amy Matsushima's spinoff from their popular YouTube series, Tiny Hamster Is a Giant Monster (Simon and Schuster, 2015), riffs on the classic science fiction monster run amok, with a nod to King Kong, Godzilla and even Frankenstein's monster. The creators provide a artfully constructed and apparently edible Metropolis for their hamster to ravage in a spoof that will tickle older readers and even tots who have no experience with the whole metropolitan monster trope.
See Tiny Hamster rampage through the Big Apple here.
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