Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Children's Book Review: Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich
Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich
Written and illustrated by: Adam Rex
Published by: Harcourt Inc., 2006
Being a monster isn't all frightening villagers and sucking blood. Monsters have their trials, too. Poor Frankenstein's cupboard is bare, Wolfman is in need of some household help, and it's best not to get started on Dracula’s hygiene issues. What could be scarier?
Nineteen hilarious poems delve into the secret lives of the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Bigfoot, Godzilla, and others. In a range of styles that pay homage to everyone from Charles Schulz to John James Audubon, the monstrously talented Adam Rex uncovers horrific--and clever--truths you won't want to miss.
* This is not your typical Halloween book about trick or treating. But it does involve all kinds of monsters, zombies, and mummies that are featured in poems. Yes, this book is a book of poems about monsters and some of the poems also feature food. The kids especially liked the Phantom of the Opera who keeps appearing and can't get songs out of his head, which of course requires the reader to sing the words to that particular tune. A lot of the humor is for older kids and adults but my kids still enjoyed listening to the poems and looking at the detailed and funny pictures.
Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.