Launching a new graphic novel series for middle-grade readers! Shelley Frankenstein loves to create scary monsters, but for some reason they always turn out cute…until this time.
Shelley Frankenstein is a little girl with a rather infamous family heritage! She loves to be scared and assumes all other kids feel the same. To prove her theory, Shelley and her assistant brother, Iggy, set about creating new toys to horrify their playground peers. But all of their experiments backfire in a completely unexpected way. What a disappointment!
Then one day, they stumble upon a pretty spooky place—the Frankenstein family graveyard—which gives Shelley an idea for the ULTIMATE monster... CowPiggy! Will this new creation send everyone running in terror, like a proper monster should? Or will love and silliness triumph? Find out in this delightfully upside-down graphic novel from best-selling artist Colleen Madden.
About the Author
After spending her childhood doodling, making Wookiee noises, and pretending to be other interesting people, Colleen Madden grew up to write and draw children’s literature so she could keep doing those things. Her works as an author/illustrator include Monkey Walk, A Christmas Too Big, and The Kiddie Table. She illustrated the best-selling series What If Everybody Did That? and Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You. Shelley Frankenstein is her first graphic novel series.
"Readers will enjoy watching Shelley in her destructive mode, but they will also enjoy seeing her evolve into a girl who learns important lessons about whether getting scared is really fun. The cute and colorful artwork is simply charming, with plenty of visual humor that will keep kids (and adults) entertained. VERDICT: For older kids who enjoy scary stories with a funny twist!" — School Library Journal (starred review)
"Delightfully creepy... Madden strikes an easy balance between charm and chills." — Publishers Weekly
"This is a delightful series opener for young readers who enjoy a mildly spooky romp without being really scared." — No Flying No Tights