Publication Date: July 17, 2012
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This laugh-out-loud funny and devilish send-up of Ludwig Bemelmans's Madeline is for little monsters everywhere.
Frankenstein is the scariest of all the monsters in Miss Devel's castle. He can frighten anything--animals, parents, even rocks. Until one night, Miss Devel wakes up and runs downstairs to find that Frankenstein has lost his head!
Ludworst Bemonster is the pen name for author Rick Walton and artist Nathan Hale, who got bored one Halloween and decided that their favorite children’s book would be much, much better if there were monsters in it. They both live in Provo, Utah. Visit them online at www.rickwalton.com and www.spacestationnathan.com.
“Walton twists the classic rhymes of the original with glee (“In two crooked lines, they bonked their heads / pulled out their teeth / and wet their beds”) while Hale reenacts each scene with devilish mayhem.”--Booklist
"The illustrations have traded sunny yellow for pumpkin orange backgrounds and make comically sly allusions to the original title.”--Kirkus
"Fans of the original...will enjoy spotting the parallels in this creepy-cute Halloween substitute."--Publishers Weekly "...children...will gobble this one up..."--School Library Journal