Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich

Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich

by Adam Rex


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547576831
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/06/2011
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 427,635
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: AD670L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Adam Rex is the author and illustrator of many picture books and novels for children, including PSSST!, Tree Ring Circus, and Frankenstain Takes the Cake. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Visit his website at .

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* (starred review)  "Readers will relish every gross and hilarious entry in this monstruous menu of misadventures... Here's a read-aloud candidate sure to clicit loud screams--but not of fright." --Kirkus (August 1, 2006)

School Library Journal

*  "The book is fresh, creative, and funny, with just enough gory detail to cause a few gasps.  Kids will eat it up." --School Library Journal (September 2006) (starred review)

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Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
4bebe on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This book is full of funny poems about all my favorite monsters!
salimbol on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A rather delightful picture book that was one of the All Hallows Read recommendations on the other week, in which Frankenstein makes a sandwich, the Phantom of the Opera gets annoying songs stuck in his head, and Medusa and the Invisible Man go to the hairdressers. Clever and whimsical.
adriannebaker85 on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Adam Rex¿s ¿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.¿ (long title!) is a book of poetry in picture book format meant for children. It features a series of poems about well known monsters and people such as `The Phantom of the Opera can¿t get `It¿s a Small World¿ out of his head¿, ¿The Invisible Man gets a haircut¿, and ¿Bigfoot can¿t believe you called him Yeti just now¿. These all feature humorous twists on characters we have grown up with.This book is hilarious! I don¿t know how they got away with the 5-10 age range, as there are subtle nuances in the text and pictures that are obviously meant for an adult audience. There is very clever use of language and illustrations that make it a book that can be enjoyed by a much wider range of audience. One thing that took me a second read before I got it was the Phantom of the Opera¿s poems scatted throughout the book. If you read the words according to the song it is talking about the words fit with the tune! Very intelligent. I would recommend this book to ANYONE with a sense of humour. Coincidentally, I am purchasing a copy of this book for my 32 year old brother for Christmas.
jkessluk on LibraryThing 11 months ago
It is a clever and fun Halloween themed poems that would be entertaining to read to children as Halloween closes in. This set of poems are all about monsters, but still has an appeal for adults with its suddle nuances.
llpollac on LibraryThing 11 months ago
"Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich" reveals the problems of the monster world through poetry. From how to tell Dracula that he has spinach in his teeth to the haircut dilemmas of the Invisible Man, this collection of light verse shows the less glamorous side of being a monster. A particular delight is the recurring failure of the Phantom of the Opera to get songs out of his head, with the resulting poems being set to the tunes of those songs. Rich, painterly oil illustrations, full of extras and bonus poems, accompany the text. The verse flows well, and would work well as a read-aloud. This is a smart, literate book that will delight first-graders and older as a read-aloud, and fourth-grade and older as an independent read. Highly recommended.
dylantanner on LibraryThing 11 months ago
A series of silly poems and songs riffing on classic movie monsters and popular culture.Children's poetry/ Picture BookI love this book. Some poems are funnier than others, but Rex's illustrations are phenomenal. The poems that are funny are so funny.I read this at Halloween to first graders and they died laughing. some of the less punch-liney ones i skipped, but the Phantom of the Opera singing "It's a Small World After All" was a BIG hit. We sang it all together!
alliek710 on LibraryThing 11 months ago
I would use this book in my classroom, obviously in my poetry section, and read it outloud because boys and girls would love it.
lnpowers on LibraryThing 11 months ago
The poems were well written and easy to read. The illustrations add to the text by creating the world of each monster in a very individualized manner. I thought this book was very clever but better for older children who have encountered these characters already.This book could be used for a Halloween program where the children dress up and are read this book about different monster characters.
ashlynprill on LibraryThing 11 months ago
"You think you've got problems? Dracula, Wolfman, Bigfoot - now they have problems. Monster-sized. You try to address Dracula's hygiene issues. And don't even get me started on the Phantom of the Opera. Really... just read the book."One of the most clever poetry books that I've seen for children, this book is full of fun characters with their everyday life problems from going to the dentist to getting songs stuck in your head. The illustrations are captivating and giving so many asides to the text; Coincidentally, the author has also put in many textual asides, making this a very cohesive and all-around, well designed book.
omphalos02 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Absolutely wonderful "collection" of rhymes and drawings by Rex. Highly enjoyable and recommended.
verbafacio on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great read for kids with a dark sense of humor. Rex goes behind the scenes of monster stories to bring you moments from the everyday lives of Frankenstein, Wolfman, and others. Beautiful, quirky illustrations.
adge73 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is HYSTERICAL. If you love monsters (HELLO, who doesn't?), this is just really, really totally fun. And it's even better if you read it out loud.
GreggD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Excellent funny poems for Halloween, or for any monster fans
the_hag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
With a full title of: 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, how could you not help but want to read this book! The table of contents for this book is presented menu style, many with clever subtitles letting the reader know right from the start that they are in for an unusual treat indeed. The menu contains 21 witty and very humorous items...complete with a running joke about the Phantom of the Opera and tunes (like Small World After All and the Girl from Ipanema) stuck in his head making it impossible for him to compose. The central theme, as you might well guess from the title is monsters...this book covers pretty much every classic movie monster out there, from Frankenstein to Dracula and even includes the Wolfman, the Invisible Man, the Mummy, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and a brief appearance by Godzilla (well, his poo anyway...because what kids books isn't complete with some type of poo reference, heh).'s even got Zombies! With such an ensemble menu, one might wonder if it's a good idea after all to give this book to young need not fear this book being overly scary, in fact it's done in such an interesting, engaging, and humorous way that the scares are most welcome! Even better, the book has witty gags and jokes for kids AND the adults reading to them which makes for great reading in my's always nice when an kid's author adds levels that might go over kid's heads so that the adults reading get a little chuckle out of the book too. What's could be better than ironic poems about monsters in humorous and rather unusual Frankenstein making a yummy snack from food lobbed at him by the mob or Dracula with spinach stuck in his teeth? Well, that would be the artwork! It's utterly gorgeous and truly a feast for the eyes. Kids will find those at least (if not more) engaging than the poems that go with them because they are so full of rich color and detail...I mean the expression on Dracula's face is just divine! This is one story that kids will ask you to read (and visually peruse) over and over. There is only one menu item that didn't go over well with my kids (the bit about Jekyll and Mr. Henderson), but overall, it's a monstrous success that makes me want to run out and buy copies for all my friends weather they've got kids or not! I give this five stars and I'll definitely be adding a copy to our permanent library. Do yourself a favor and get a copy for your little monster lover, you won't regret it!
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
Sometimes spooky, sometimes scarey. The illustrations are sure to fascinate young readers. And the rhythm and rhyme are comical and intriguing. Truly a riot of words. *Great summer reading entertainment. *Silly, ridiculous, just fun reading.
JudiM26 More than 1 year ago
My son and I have read this book several times,and not just at Halloween, we read it all through the year. It's very fun!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very daughter & I both enjoyed it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 4 year-old son loves this one. I thought he wouldn't enjoy poetry, but I was wrong. I read this to him and his great-grandmother and they both were laughing and giggling togther. You should check this one out for sure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book with my 8 year old and we just loved it. The humor was perfect for his age. As he gets older he doesn't like to read books like this because he considers them baby, but this book was perfect. He also loves Godzilla so he really enjoyed 'Godzilla pooped on my Honda'.