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Samantha Berger

Author of Crankenstein

85 Works 8,916 Members 121 Reviews

About the Author

Series

Works by Samantha Berger

Crankenstein (2013) 721 copies
It's Spring! (2000) 606 copies
A Crankenstein Valentine (2014) 405 copies
Markets (1998) 250 copies
School (1999) 246 copies
Martha doesn't say sorry! (2009) 236 copies
Canada (1999) — Author — 228 copies
A Day in Japan (1999) 225 copies
Hello! (1998) 219 copies
Monster's New Undies (2017) 195 copies
What If... (2018) 184 copies
Games (1999) 181 copies
Festivals (1999) 178 copies
The Voyage of Mae Jemison (1999) 176 copies
Patterns (Emergent Readers) (1609) 144 copies
In the Air (1980) 136 copies
The Boat Book (1999) 135 copies
Why Write? (1998) — Author — 129 copies
Back To School With Bigfoot (2017) 117 copies
Pele (1999) 103 copies
Building Shapes (1999) — Author — 100 copies
Martha doesn't share! (1702) 90 copies
It's a Party (1998) 84 copies
Santa's Reindeer Games (2011) 81 copies
Nighttime Noises (2002) 75 copies
Where is Polka Dots? (2002) 71 copies
ABCs of Kindness (2020) 67 copies
Meet Jim Henson (1999) 59 copies
Doctor Dora (2003) 57 copies
Snoozefest (2015) 52 copies
Rock What Ya Got (2018) 48 copies
Princess Potty (2010) 47 copies
Snail Mail (2018) 42 copies
Pirate Potty (2010) 42 copies
Boo-La-La Witch Spa (2015) 22 copies
I Love My Glam-Ma! (2019) 11 copies
The Sharey Godmother (2021) 8 copies
The Great Big Poop Party (2020) 5 copies

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
20th century
Gender
female

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Reviews

Those of us who review children's books and serve on book award committees are encouraged to focus on what the book is -- not what it's not. So I appreciated this book about rockin' what ya got. (Tangent: It makes me think of Todd Parr, a children's book author who is arguably not the most sophisticated artist or writer, but I really love his books because he rocks what he's got -- positivity, acceptance, and a lot of bold wacky colors.)

It certainly feels like the picture book market is saturated with books telling children to be who they are (and that's not a bad thing). I'm not sure if this book really stands out in the field generally. It does highlight the creative process so would be a good book to share with a budding artist or in a creative writing class for young people.

I also liked Berger's rhyming text. It was very bouncy and memorable.
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LibrarianDest | 4 other reviews | Jan 3, 2024 |
EducatingParents.org rating: Approved
 
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MamaBearLendingDen | Dec 25, 2023 |
Independent Reading Level: Pre-K and Kindergarten
 
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Statistics

Works
85
Members
8,916
Popularity
#2,696
Rating
3.8
Reviews
121
ISBNs
227
Languages
3

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