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