Do you remember Bemelmans' Madeline? These books were a staple in our home simply because Little Madeline was delightfully real and always causing some sort of trouble - even when she was being good! I stumbled across Frankenstein in my search for excellent picture books for All Hallows' Read and laughed and laughed and laughed - the poetry and the images are a definite send up of Madeline.
Ideas for Making it Real
Halloween is a wonderful time of year for all sorts activities to help a favorite story to stick in a child's mind. If you don't have time for anything else, you can extend Frankenstein by reading Madeline at the same time.
But if you do have time, here are few ideas to jump start your own creativity:
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