Sunday, October 20, 2013

Crankenstein & a fun activity!

by Samantha Berger
ISBN: 9780316120564
$12.86 (hardback)

About the book:
Beware of Crankenstein! 

Who is Crankenstein? He's an ordinary kid, just like you but on a bad day, he could transform into..... Crankenstein! A monster of grumpinss that no one can destroy! Mehhrrr! He's alive! Turn the pages to see this creature of crankiness you might even learn how to turn him back into a boy.... If you dare!

My thoughts:
Crankenstein is a child that every parent (and teacher) can connect to. Their usually easy going child (or maybe not) wakes up on the wrong side of the bed..... and..... up comes Crankenstein! He's whiny, refuses to share, and he's having a No Good, Very Bad Day! When you say something like, oh... how about Time for School! Or how about he runs out of syrup for his pancakes – you know what I mean!

This is a great book to show kids what they are like when they are having a “Crankenstein” type day. They can see the things that might make a situation harder than it is, how Crankenstein reacts and it's a good opportunity to talk about how we can handle the situation so it doesn't get out of hand.

…. or not. You could just enjoy this fun book instead!

You can purchase Crankenstein on Amazon for $12.86 and learn more about the book & author @ when you have a chance. I particularly loved the back flap which told us about the author & illustrator who look like they are having a No Good, Very Bad Day of their very own! Lol This is a fun very creative book that is ideal year round – or just at Halloween.

You can learn more about the author Samantha Berger on her blog.

Make your very own Crankenstein - you can make it with painted feet - or construction paper. Then your kids can decorate him to look like himself, his baby brother/sister or the kid down the street.... want the instructions (or you can just wing it)?

Disclaimer: I was offered a copy of the book to read and review with my little ones. I was not required to have a positive review and no money exchanged hands. Thanks for reading Classic Children's Books!

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