'What Is the Story of Godzilla?' Teaches Kids Kaiju History in June

What is the Story of Godzilla? arrives in bookstores and online on June 25.

Every Godzilla fan has a story about the first time they were introduced to the King of the Monsters, and many of them involve being terrified by a (fantastic) monster movie or towering toy as a kid. While there's no replacement for this kind of experience, the upcoming What Is the Story of Godzilla? children's book will offer younger readers an additional entry point into the world of kaiju and its important cinematic history.

Written by Sheila Keenan for readers 8-12 years old, What Is the Story of Godzilla? will explain movie monster history across 112 pages, complete with illustrations.

From Penguin Workshop's official description:

In 1954, Godzilla appeared on screen for the first time in a Japanese film directed by Ishirō Honda. Awakened by nuclear radiation, the enormous sea monster has appeared in over thirty other films, making Godzilla the longest-running film franchise in history. Known as the "King of the Monsters," Godzilla has earned a huge fan base worldwide. The dinosaur-like amphibian has been featured alongside friends and foes such as Mothra and Mechagodzilla, in TV shows, books, video games, and more. There is even a Godzilla star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Learn about the lasting legacy of this iconic character in this nonfiction book for young readers.

What Is the Story of Godzilla? will be available in print and ebook options when it arrives in bookstores and online on June 25. You can check out the upcoming nonfiction book's cover below.


What is the Story of Godzilla? Book