A Crankenstein Valentine (Hardcover)

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By Samantha Berger, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
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This is book number 2 in the Crankenstein series.


Even the crankiest monsters have hearts in this monstrously funny Valentine tale from fan favorite author Samantha Berger and bestselling, award-winning illustrator Dan Santat.

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

In this third entry into the beloved Crankenstein series, see if our grumpy little hero can make a sour day sweet and find a little love in his heart!

Don't miss the the other books about Crankenstein!
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About the Author

Samantha Berger has written picture books including Crankenstein, A Crankenstein Valentine, and Trick or Treat, Crankenstein; What If..., Rock What You Got, Snail Mail, and Martha Doesn't Say Sorry, which won a Parent's Choice Award Honor. When she isn't writing, she's doing voice-overs, traveling the world, and helping rescue dogs. Samantha splits her time between New York City and California.

Dan Santat is the author and artist of the Caldecott Award–winning The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend and the National Book Award–winning A First Time for Everything, as well as the New York Times bestsellers Are We There Yet? and After the Fall. He has also illustrated many titles, including Drawn Together by Minh Lê, The Alphabet's Alphabet by Chris Harris, and the Crankenstein series by Samantha Berger. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and two dogs. He can be found online at dansantat.tumblr.com.

Praise For…

Praise for A Crankenstein Valentine:
"A humorous story... My 5-year-old has me reading this book to her again and again."
The New York Times

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

"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

"Berger...has a well-honed sense of comic timing that little kids find hilarious."—New York Times Online

"Caldecott winner Dan Santat's illustrations are hilarious, expressive, slightly gross, and absolutely delightful."
Charlotte Parent
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316376389
ISBN-10: 0316376388
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 16th, 2014
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: Crankenstein