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June 1, 2016

Have You Met Crankenstein?

MEHRRRR!!!!!!!!! Have you ever been woken up too early? Waited in a really long line? Been made to take gross cough syrup? If you answered yes to any of the above, then you might have met the scariest monster of them all…


“Who is Crankenstein?” you ask. “Don’t you mean Frankenstein?”

No, I do not mean Frankenstein. Stop asking me silly questions. MEHRRR!!!

There! Did you see him? Did you see Crankenstein? He was just here. Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah, who is Crankenstein.

A couple months ago, I was like you—I didn’t even know Crankenstein existed. But then I read Crankenstein, in which Samantha Berger and Dan Santat reveal that Crankenstein is a monster of grumpiness. On a normal day, he’s just your average kid but on a bad day, WATCH OUT! He is pretty scary.

It was only then that I realized I’ve met Crankenstein. In fact, I’ve been Crankenstein—that day the cafeteria was out of my favorite yogurt and when I was so tired I couldn’t get out of bed this morning. I’m even willing to bet you’ve been Crankenstein on occasion too.

Don’t worry, though. There’s a cure for grumpiness. Crankenstein can be defeated but you’re going to have to read the book to find out how.

Look for Crankenstein online and in the following October clubs: Kindergartners, 1st Graders, Early Grades, Primary, and Best of K–6.



About the Author: Emma is the merchandising coordinator for the Preschoolers and Kindergartners Reading Club catalogs. She can definitely turn into a pretty scary Crankenstein on occasion.

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