If children are familiar with the Madeline series by Ludwig Bemelmans they will probably enjoy being introduced to this parody entitled Frankenstein by Rick Walton, and illustrated by Nathan Hale.
"In a creepy old castle all covered with spines, lived twelve ugly monsters in two crooked lines.
In two crooked lines, they bonked their heads, pulled out their teeth, and wet their beds."
Frank, one of the twelve ugly monsters is the scariest of all until he loses his head. In the creepy castle he torments Miss Devel---but she knows what’s up!
"One bleak and dark and dismal night, Miss Devel turned on her light and whispered, 'Something is not right.'"
Rick Walton’s humor creates all sorts of Halloween pranks throughout the spooky halls of the castle. Readers will enjoy exploring Hale’s energetic illustrations all portrayed in Halloween colors. Children will soon become familiar with the rhyme schemes and read along with this holiday favorite as they try to figure out how poor Frank’s condition can be fixed!
Add this to your Halloween collection---I am sure the kids will love it!
Gift with: Assorted Halloween surprises, or one of the Madeleine books
Gift to: Children, parents, grandparents, neighbor, teacher