Crankenstein

By Samantha Berger; Dan Santat (Illustrator)
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316126564, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 13, 2013

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Description
BEWARE OF CRANKENSTEIN
Who is Crankenstein?
HE IS A MONSTER OF GRUMPINESS THAT NO ONE CAN DESTROY "MEHHRRRR" HE'S ALIVE
He may look like any ordinary boy, but when faced with a rainy day, a melting popsicle, or an early bedtime, one little boy transforms into a mumbling, grumbling Crankenstein. When Crankenstein meets his match in a fellow Crankenstein, the results could be catastrophic--or they could be just what he needs to brighten his day



About the Author
Samantha Bergeris the author of over 70 books for young readers, including Snoozefest, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and Crankenstein, a 2014 E.B. White Read-Aloud Award finalist. Samantha lives in New York City with her dog Polly Pocket.Dan Santat, the author and illustrator of The Guild of Geniuses. He's also developing his own animated television show.



Praise For Crankenstein

Praise for Crankenstein:
"Expect many re-read requests from Crankensteins who may (or may not) recognize themselves."
-Publishers Weekly

"Will the creature ever turn from "MEHHRRRR!" to merry? Youngsters will roar along with Crankenstein through this silly and sympathetic story of grumpy-grouchies."
-School Library Journal

"Whoa. Be prepared for the intense frustrations, the moody outbursts and the green scowls of Crankenstein...Each setting reveals sly comic elements that both kids and their grown-ups will appreciate. Readers will laugh out loud...Get ready to read this aloud a lot."
-Kirkus Reviews

"Sometimes-when you have to go to school, when you have to take cough syrup-all there is to say is "MEHHRRRR!"... This is a No, David! for slightly older kids..."
-The Horn Book

"The grumpy monster inside all of us who rears its ugly head when things go wrong-the one who says "MEHHRRR!" to every cheerful suggestion-takes center stage in this picture book describing a kid at his most ornery."
-The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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