Crankenstein (Samantha Berger)

Hello, everyone! Today, we read Crankenstein, written by Samantha Berger and illustrated by Dan Santat, a very funny book about the little monsters we become when cranky.

You can find a Crankenstein in many places. For instance, they often appear when you wake them up for school and say, “Good Morning!” Or when there’s no syrup for their pancakes. Or when they have to wait in a long line. You can always tell when a Crankenstein is near by their distinctive “MEEEEHHHR!” But even when he’s having a rough day, Crankenstein can always find a way to cheer up a fellow crank monster like himself.

This book has a lot of humor, and it’s tons of fun to read aloud: the special monster noise that Crankenstein makes was especially amusing to JJ, and had her laughing by the third time. Plus, the illustrations are positively GORGEOUS, rich with color and depth, and they bring the characters and humor to life wonderfully. The length is great for baby bookworms, but older kids would love this too, especially since many (all) of them can relate to being an occasional crank monster themselves. We had a lot of fun with this one: Baby Bookworm approved!

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