Monday, November 12, 2012
CRANKENSTEIN by Samantha Berger with illustrations by Dan Santat. LBYR, 2013.
Meet Crankenstein, but BEWARE! This is one of the grumpiest monsters ever to grace the pages of a book. Crankenstein seems never to have a good day. First there is school (UGH!), then weather and icky tasting cough syrup. No matter the trouble, it is certain to get a rise from Crankenstein. Will someone ever be able to coax a smile from this monster? What would it take? Santat's bold, outsized illustrations scream off the page as does our reluctant "hero." <613>