Trick or Treat, Crankenstein by Samantha Berger

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Do you ever feel cranky? Of course you do! We all have our cranky moments, sometimes we accidently put our cranky pants on, and we need someone or something to remind us that things are okay.

Our friend Crankenstein is really wanting to have a great Halloween. It is his favorite, and he has sure been looking forward to it. As he goes throughout his day, he finds all these things happening that make him enjoy the day less and less. At the end of the day though, some great friends come to help cheer him up.

This was a cute story that was really brought to life by the illustrations. The colors are bright and pop off the page. They really brought my kids into the story! I think this is a fun Halloween book for this year. It would be good for a classroom, library, or your home!

As I went to start writing this review, I found that this is a series! So, if you find that you like my review of this one, you might want to check out the rest of this series!

Where to Find This Book:

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This was supposed to be her happily ever after…

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.

Grab the other books in the CRANKENSTEIN series now!



Samantha Berger has written many picture books, including Crankenstein and A Crankenstein ValentineWhat 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

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I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.

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