Fall 2018

A Valentine for Frankenstein

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Frankenstein isn’t your typical monster. For starters, he only has one head, just two eyes, and no tail. And worst of all, he’s sort of nice! Frankenstein quickly realizes his friendly behavior is out of place at the Valentine’s Day Bash.

There’s one monster, though, who likes that Frankenstein is different. Can Frankenstein figure out the identity of his secret valentine? And can the other monsters finally accept Frankenstein for the monster that he is?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-51243-129-2
$17.99 $13.49
978-1-54152-371-5
$35.99 $26.99
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2018-11-01
BISACS JUV017030, JUV017070
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.625 x 8.875
Lexile 580
ATOS Reading Level 3.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 198682
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“[This] Valentine’s Day–Halloween mash-up is ideal for kids who think smooching is pretty gross.”—Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“Frankenstein models self-assurance and kindness, both of which are much needed.”—Kirkus Reviews

Booklist

“A brightly colored, action-packed lesson in being yourself.”—Booklist

Illustrator: Timothy Banks

Timothy Banks is an award-winning artist and illustrator from Charleston, South Carolina. He's created character designs for Nike, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network; quirky covers for Paste magazine; and lots of children's books with titles like There's A Norseman in My Classroom and The Frankenstein Journals. Also he's had the honor to be featured in Lurzer's Archive's "200 Best Illustrators Worldwide," and his work has been shown at Gallery Nucleus LA. He also recently wrote and illustrated a monster book opus for his hometown entitled Monsters in Charleston. You can find him most days painting and watching alligators swim by in his backyard.

Author: Leslie Kimmelman

Leslie Kimmelman is an award-winning author of dozens of books for children, both fiction and nonfiction. She lives in Ardsley, New York.