Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Gift edition (December 16, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.4 x 12.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #69,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #34 in Books > Children's Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Valentine's Day #437 in Books > Children's Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Spine-Chilling Horror #678 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Emotions & Feelings
Age Range: 3 - 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
A great sequel! My students loved "Crankenstein" when we read it before Halloween, and they were thrilled when they discovered there was another book. My students have behavioral and emotional difficulties, and they can all (K5--5th grade) can relate to being a Crankenstein! It was great to use for talking about appropriate and inappropriate ways to express feelings, as well as to review coping skills that Crankenstein could have used instead of "MEHR"-ing all over the place. I hope Samantha Berger keeps writing Crankenstein books for other holidays!
Sometimes we just don’t want to participate in certain holidays! In this children’s book, a young boy doesn’t want to do all the normal Valentine’s Day activities, like acting in a Valentine’s Day pageant or making a Valentine’s Day paper chain. His bad mood is accented by the illustrator coloring him green and making him look like a little monster. His mood eventually improves when he finds a friend that also doesn’t like Valentine’s Day. This is a great book for any kid that takes a dislike to Valentine’s Day or think it’s an icky, muchy holiday. It'll probably get some smiles out of some boys and girls if read to a kindergarten or first grade class. Also, obviously, it's great for Valentine’s Day!
After reading the first Crankenstein, I knew I had to have this one! My students ADORE Crankenstein! They laugh and laugh through the whole book! I really like that this book shows some dislikes about valentines because I know there will be some students who can relate. Great book!
That Samantha Berger has done it again! That Crankenstein has also done it again! Ms. Berger is a master of humor while demonstrating a significant understanding of how children think and act. My family had many laughs reading this book, and I ordered several as Christmas presents. Will we see this cranky character again? We can only hope!
Crankenstein lies dormant inside all of us, some less dormant than others, and when frustration hits Crankenstein emerges with his loud mumblings and nasty glares. In this edition Crankestein has to endure a day devoted to expressing love and feelings, something which causes him great displeasure and frustration. A fun read aloud to share with elementary age students on Valentines Day, and as always Dan Santat’s illustrations are remarkable and greatly add to the narrative.
Bought 7!!! for my son and his class, The Halloween Crankenstein was a hit and I knew this would be too, Samantha Berger has done it again!
Not as cute as the original, but still really clever. I think my favorite part is the actual book cover under the dust jacket. Really funny! I really enjoy these books, and so do my kids!
Really cute book. And anything to do with Crankiness is Awesome especially when working with kindergartners! :)
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