A Valentine for Frankenstein
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?
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
“[This] Valentine’s Day–Halloween mash-up is ideal for kids who think smooching is pretty gross.”—Publishers Weekly
“Frankenstein models self-assurance and kindness, both of which are much needed.”—Kirkus Reviews
“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.