Monday, October 6, 2008

Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich

I found this book, Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich: and other stories you’re sure to like, because they’re all about monsters, and some of them are also about food. You like food don’t you? Well, all right then. by Adam Rex. (yup, full title) glanced through the few pages viewable (is that a word?) on Amazon and decided that I just had to have it.

When it arrived, I thought it would be a fun book to sit down with the kids and read, but they saw what was on Frankestein's sandwich and thought it was gross, so at the moment it is in my classroom. I just read several of the stories to my Creative Writing class when we were writing villain character sketches.

I think this is hilarious, and probably not as much a children's children's book as an adult's children's book. For instance, there is the story about the Invisible man needing a hair cut, Dracula getting spinach stuck in his teeth and the Phantom of the Opera gets "It's a Small World" or "Pop Goes the Weasel" or "B-I-N-G-O" stuck in his head.
I highly recommend this book - the illustrations are phenomenal and the idea brilliant.


Janyece said...

This sounds like a fun read! Thanks for the info!

Brittnie said...

Super cute blog! I love your book reviews...have you read The Host yet? Do it now if you haven't, I think aliens are better than vampires! Congrats on getting so close to your Masters, I'm glad we can keep in touch!