A Crankenstein Valentine

A Crankenstein Valentine

Book - 2014
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Even the crankiest monsters have hearts in this Valentine tale from fan favorite author Samantha Berger and Caldecott medalist illustrator Dan Santat.

Cheesy cards, allergy-inducing bouquets, and heart-shaped everything? YECHHHH! It's enough to turn anyone into a monster! An ordinary kid becomes Crankenstein on the most lovey-dovey, yuckiest day of the year: Valentine's Day.

Can Crankenstein find a way to turn his sour day sweet? Can a monster find a little love in his heart? Find out in the monstrously funny A Crankenstein Valentine.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780316376389
9780316261203
Characteristics: 33 unnumbered pages :,coloured illustrations ;,32 cm.
Additional Contributors: Santat, Dan - Illustrator

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bibliovore
Jan 23, 2015

High praise from my kindergartener, who can relate to Crankenstein's feelings about hearts and mushy stuff. :)

forbesrachel Dec 30, 2014

He's back, and he's crankier than ever! After all, it's Valentines! Crankenstein's new word of choice is "Yech!", and with all the love in the air, he has many opportunities to use it. Yet, there on the page is another green-skinned goblin, another who despises all the gushy, mushy stuff, and while love doesn't blossom, a friendship does. Once again this monstrous little child's story ends in a positive way. Absolutely everything about Crankenstein plays for laughs, especially the art. All of Crankenstein's gloriously expressive, and outrageously unimpressed faces return, including the Grinch smile. Changes to the word bubbles add that little extra detail which completes the overall feel, and the composition between these and the pictures is perfectly laid out to maximize the humour. Both parents and children alike will enjoy watching this child's temper tantrums.

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red_horse_286
Feb 10, 2015

red_horse_286 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 6

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