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Crankenstein Hardcover – Bargain Price, August 13, 2013
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There’s plenty to be cranky about out there in the world, even—or maybe especially—if you’re a kid. As envisioned by Berger (Martha Doesn’t Share!, 2010) and Santat (Sidekicks, 2011), such events are enough to produce a literal monster. Faced with the slings and arrows of early wake-up calls, miserly Halloween candy givers, melting Popsicles, long lines, cough syrup, and bedtime, the fearsome Crankenstein can only respond with a baleful look and a groaning “MEHHRRRR!” The only possible cure for such terror? Laughter, naturally, which comes along with play and friendship and puts a total, if temporary, kibosh on the crankiness. The premise plants an amusing seed, which Santat’s art brings to full, glowing life, in giant two-page spreads alternately blazing with or darkened by appropriate digital hues. The size of the faces matches the size of the emotions, and Santat’s gift with exaggerated expressions ensures that this monster, in the tradition of all the greats, inspires sympathy as well as fear. Preschool-Grade 1. --Jesse Karp
Praise for Crankenstein:
"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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My 6 year-old keeps asking us to read it over and over again. But of course, he doesn't relate to being cranky - no not ever.
my kids love this book! now i tell my kids theyr'e being crankensteins when they are being cranky!
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This story is not meant to be scary but simply states that sometimes we can wake up on...Read more