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Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich
-and- Frankenstein Takes the Cake

For kids in the middle grades, don't miss these two books full of hilarious poems about popular Halloween monsters. These books remind us of the popular Stinky Cheese Man books (although they are by a different author/illustrator). If you're looking for a way to integrate the holiday into your literacy block, these books will provide fertile ground for dozens of fun, related activities, esp. writing and poetry activities.

Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich  by Adam Rex

Being a monster isn’t just about 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.

"The book is fresh, creative, and funny... Kids will eat it up." (School Library Journal)

Frankenstein Takes the Cake  by Adam Rex

More clever poems about the secret trials of being a monster (ie: Poor Frankenstein just wants a happy wedding to his undead bride, but best man Dracula is freaking out about the garlic bread.) 

"Dynamic and dreadfully funny" (Booklist); and "a sophisticated and stylish sequel to his sidesplitting" original (School Library Journal).

Awards &  Accolades
  - New York Times Best Seller 2006
  - Junior Library Guild Selection 2006
  - New York Public Library Best Titles for Reading and Sharing List 2006

Reading Levels
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6          Lexile Measure: AD670L           Grade Equivalent: 3.8

Below are sample pages from inside these books.  Hopefully you can read the words on our small-ish images below. :)

Where to now?

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If you like these two books, check out other books by Adam Rex, such as those below. Good stuff! :)  To learn more, click the book covers below or the link above.