By Rick Walton; Nathan Hale (Illustrator)

Feiwel & Friends, Hardcover, 9780312553661, 48pp.

Publication Date: July 17, 2012


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.

About the Author
Rick Walton is the author of a lot of books for kids. He has written books about bunnies, bears, pigs, dogs, dinosaurs, bullfrogs, sheep, foxes, cows, cats, alligators, mice, and rats. But this is his first book about a gorilla. He lives in Provo, Utah, with whatever people and animals happen to be visiting at the moment. Girl & Gorilla is based on his life. He is Gorilla.

Nathan Hale is the author and illustrator of the picture book "The Devil You Know", and the illustrator of "The Dinosaur's Night Before Christmas", "Animal House", and "Balloon on the Moon". He has also illustrated two graphic novels, "Rapunzel's Revenge" and "Calamity Jack" by Shannon and Dean Hale.

Praise For Frankenstein

“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