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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 has worked at Scholastic and Nickelodeon. She has written over seventy books, including Crankenstein and A Crankenstein Valentine.

Dan Santat is the New York Times-bestselling and Caldecott Medal-winning author/illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle, and the upcoming Are We There Yet?, among many other books.
  • "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