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Crankenstein

By Samantha Berger (Electronic Book, 2013)
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!

  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316235693

    • On Sale Date: 08/20/2013

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book, Board Book

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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!

Samantha Berger is a former editor at Scholastic Books and VP of Animation Extra Content at Nickelodeon. She has written over seventy books, including Martha Doesn't Share and Martha Doesn't Say Sorry. She lives in New York with her dog, Polly Pocket.

Dan Santat is the New York Times bestelling illustrator of Because I'm Your Dad and the author/illustrator of Sidekicks and the winner of the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators for Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World) by Mac Barnett. He lives in Los Angeles.

  • "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).

  • Praise for Crankenstein:

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

  • "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).


  • Praise for Martha Doesn't Say Sorry:
    -A 2009 Parents' Choice Approved book

    -Hit the Indie Summer Next List (2009)

    * "Youngsters will recognize Martha's struggle, and they'll appreciate this additional perspective on the fact that..."sorry" can be the hardest word." --The Bulletin (starred review)

    "An enjoyable introduction to what could be a new beloved character." --Kirkus

    "Should elicit giggles. Berger is a sly, sharp writer who clearly understands just how much is at stake for her heroine, which should make the message go down easy with readers." --Publishers Weekly

    "Martha is a delight to follow through her learning experience." --Children's Literature


  • Praise for Dan Santat's Oh No!

    "Santat's brilliantly hued digital illustrations are the perfect foil for Barnett's almost-wordless tale of a science project gone awry...Comic-book, picture-book and movie styles come together in a well-designed package." (* Kirkus (starred review)).

  • Praise for Dan Santat's Chicken Dance


    "Santat's...sculptural, mixed media pictures exude an old-fashioned, theatrical drama that lifts the many jokes-visual and textual-into sublime silliness."
    (--Publisher's Weekly).

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Product Details

Crankenstein
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN
  • Pages: 40
  • ISBN-13: 9780316235693
  • On Sale Date: 08/20/2013
Crankenstein