Super Grammar: AUTHORS


Tony Preciado and Rhode Montijo are Illustrating the Point

The two artists first met while working together on the stop-motion animated feature James and the Giant Peach, and they soon learned that they had a lot in common, including (but not limited to) a love of comic books, a taste for breakfast cereals, and an extensive knowledge of Cartoon Law*. It only made sense that they join forces—so they did! 

The power resulting from this alliance was mighty, and because they both understood that with great power comes great responsibility, they decided that they should help kids improve their grammar in a fun and creative way.

Tony Preciado
By day... he is a special effects artist (currently working at Laika).  He started his career with the stop-motion animated feature The Nightmare Before Christmas.  Tony’s other film credits include Star Wars: The Phantom Menace /Attack of the Clones, Starship Troopers,  Galaxy Quest, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo and the Two Strings.

By night...Tony is a story writer and grammar enthusiast with a knack for finding double negatives and subject/verb disagreements.

Rhode Montijo
By day... he is a children's book author and illustrator. He wrote and illustrated his first book, Cloud Boy, and his latest books include The Halloween Kid and The Gumazing Gum Girl series. Rhode also illustrated Greg Trine's Melvin Beederman Superhero series, Vicky Rubin's The Three Swingin' Pigs, and Gary Soto's Lucky Luis.

By night... fueled by healthy amounts of red licorice, Rhode works on developing new stories, drawings, and sculptures to share with the world.

Visit the Fantasmical World of Rhode Montijo here:
*Cartoon Law: the specific rules and properties that govern the logic, reason, and physics within the cartoon realm. 


  1. I am completely impressed with this book. If I had the money, I would purchase copies for my whole class!

  2. I am a comic book collecting English teacher and am probably far to excited to have just stumbled upon this. I will definitely be purchasing your book!

    1. mindymwm,
      We're glad you found us. Welcome to Super Grammar!

  3. I love this book! I stumbled upon it at my daughter's book fair. I plan to share it with my ELA class of 6th grade comic book enthusiasts.

    1. Jennifer,
      Thanks for sharing Super Grammar with your students. I hope you all enjoy the book!

  4. Hello!
    I am a 5th and 6th grade teacher and I have used your book in my classroom before and would love to utilize it even more. I was wondering if there were any more resources that had been developed to go long with the book. I would love to hang posters, hand out info sheets, or complete worksheets with the Super Grammar team.

    1. I'm so happy that Super Grammar is a helpful book in your classroom. If you use the CONTACT link on the menu bar above, you can send me an email, and I can help you with some Super Grammar posters for your classroom. Thank you!