Celebrating National Frankenstein Friday

With the holiday season just around the corner, we’re celebrating a slightly less well-known holiday today: National Frankenstein Friday! It’s celebrated on the last Friday of October, and while this is the first time we’ll be observing it, we think it might just be a keeper, particularly with the cute books that we’ve designated to go along with it! With some help discovered while perusing the Pinterest interwebs, we think we’re finally ready to celebrate!


To view the full Pinterest board of our findings, just click here!

There are more than a couple adorable Frankenstein books out there, but we just wanted to highlight three of them. Two of these (Frankenstein: A BabyLit Anatomy Primer and The Monster’s Monster) are being included in our Bookroo boxes this month (in the board and picture book boxes respectively) and there are a limited number available, so snag yours now!

Frankenstein: A BabyLit Anatomy Primer

The normally “scary” Frankenstein is made just plain adorable in this BabyLit Anatomy primer. Alison Oliver’s colorful illustrations are a fun way to introduce even the littlest readers to various body parts while exposing them to classic lit.

The Monster’s Monster

The perfect “not-so scary” monster book, The Monsters’ Monster teaches gratitude and sharing in an unexpected way. While three naughty little monsters are at first unpleasantly surprised to meet the kind and grateful monster they’ve created, as the illustration pallet changes from muddy to bright, so do the little monsters’ attitudes.


Another favorite “Frankenstein” book that’s not just for Halloween, Crankenstein illustrates the little monster that emerges when we get cranky while also playfully suggesting the cure: laughter!

To round out your celebration, here are the links to the featured treats, crafts, and games:

Carmel Apple Frankenstein

Frankenstein Marshmallow

Frankenstein Cupcake

Roll a Frankenstein

Frankenstein’s Phlegm

Frankenstein Sun Catcher

Have other great ideas for ways to celebrate National Frankenstein Friday in a playful and child-friendly way? We’d love to hear what you’re doing!


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