Trick or Treat, Crankenstein (Hardcover)

Trick or Treat, Crankenstein By Samantha Berger, Dan Santat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Samantha Berger, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
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Even the grumpiest kiddos will cheerfully gobble up this the delicious follow-up to Crankenstein and A Crankenstein Valentine! This year, Crankenstein's favorite day of all—Halloween—has gone rotten! Creepy-cool costumes, super-scary jack-o'-lanterns, and loads of candy have been RUINED by costume disasters, pumpkin-carving nightmares, and a terribly untimely toothache! MEHHRRRR!!! Can Halloween be saved, or will today turn into the crankiest Halloween in history?
Samantha Berger's beloved "crankster" character confronts all the wicked tricks and treats of Halloween in this bucket full of laughs, illustrated by bestselling, award-winning artist Dan Santat.

About the Author

Samantha Berger has written many picture books, including Crankenstein and A Crankenstein Valentine, What If...,and Rock What Ya Got. She is a three-time Emmy-nominated television writer and former editorial director and vice president of animated shorts for Nickelodeon. When she isn't writing, she's doing voice-overs and helping rescue dogs. Samantha lives in sunny California, and she invites you to visit her at
Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, Are We there Yet?, and After the Fall. He has also illustrated many other picture books, including Crankenstein and A Crankenstein Valentine by Samantha Berger, as well as Lift and Drawn Together by Minh Lê. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and various pets, and he invites you to visit him online at

Praise For…

Praise for A Crankenstein Valentine:
"A humorous story.... My 5-year-old has me reading this book to her again and again."—New York Times

Praise for Crankenstein:"Expect many re-read requests from Crankensteins who may (or may not) recognize themselves."—Publishers Weekly

"Will the creature ever turn from "MEHHRRRR!" to merry? Youngsters will roar along with Crankenstein through this silly and sympathetic story of grumpy-grouchies."—School Library Journal

"Whoa. Be prepared for the intense frustrations, the moody outbursts and the green scowls of Crankenstein.... Each setting reveals sly comic elements that both kids and their grown-ups will appreciate. Readers will laugh out loud.... Get ready to read this aloud a lot."—Kirkus Reviews

"Caldecott winner Dan Santat's illustrations are hilarious, expressive, slightly gross, and absolutely delightful."—Charlotte Parent

“Crankenstein’s crankiness remains relatable [and] even endearing, and the busy full-page digital paintings let it all hang out in a panoply of Halloween motifs.”—Horn Book

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316458092
ISBN-10: 0316458090
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 17th, 2021
Pages: 40
Language: English