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Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich Hardcover – September 1, 2006
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Monsters. It's hard not to love `em. Especially classic movie monsters. Now what we have here are all the monsters you could think of put in a variety of humorous and peculiar situations. There's "Count Dracula: Doesn't Know He's Been Walking Around All Night With Spinach In His Teeth". Or howzabout, "The Mummy: Won't Go To His Eternal Rest Without a Story and Some Cookies"? They're all here, illustrated in a vast variety of ways by the ultra-talented Adam Rex. Each poem is a scintillating series of new ideas involving all sorts of critters. Hidden in the pictures as well are limericks from the fictional, "Michelle & VonFuzz Limerical Guide To Monsters". Kids will lap up the goofy pictures and creatures.Read more ›
Highly recommend for children and adults who love silliness (and in 1 case - scatological humor).
Do you want to read about monsters?
Do you want an earworm that includes some of the most annoying songs currently on the planet?
Run — don't walk — to your library or bookstore and pick up the ever-delightful Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich.
Now, this isn't a book for ordinary folks. No, you need to have nerves of steel. You will meet the most fearsome monsters on its pages: Phantom of the Opera, werewolves, vampires, mummies, the Hunchback of Notre Dame... diabolical creatures, one and all.
In the hands of Adam Rex, we see them as they truly are. Rex asks important questions: what does the Phantom hear in his head? What does the Hunchback take to work for lunch? What makes Frankenstein go into the village?
That prompts a perfectly reasonable question of our own, readers: why would a presumably sane man create such a haunting book.
Are you still here? Are you not quivering behind your chair in fear? Are you not racing off to pick up this book?
If not: what in heaven's name is wrong with you? I ordered my personal copy within minutes of finishing the first book. I shall raid the change jar once it's filled again to purchase the sequel, Frankenstein Takes the Cake (unless someone purchases it for me, hint hint).
I enjoyed this book immensely and was inspired to try my hand at horror writing. More on that endeavor as it develops. In the meantime, read this and weep — with laughter.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We love this book! It's fun, it's funny, there's jokes for kids and jokes for grown ups. It's written as short chapters/stories/poems, so we can skip around to our favorite... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jen Chaiken
The last Friday in October is Frankenstein Friday so it seemed like the perfect time for a review.
There is plenty of spooky fun in this collection of poems about monsters... Read more
Absolutely brilliant art and wordsmithing. It doesn't get much better than this for both kids and parents. My favorite children's picture book.Published 9 months ago by Dash Doer
I am so impressed with the illustrations, but my grandson loves the pictures and the stories. He is learning to read so the stories being shorter holds his attention. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Online Shopping Nurse
My 9 year old son found this book mesmerizing, he carries it everywhere and has read it over and over.Published 9 months ago by Meghan Fourroux
I ordered this to read with the kids. It had some problems and the vendor took care of the problem promptly.Published 13 months ago by Ms. P
This book has several small rhyming stories in it featuring traditional monsters and characters, but they are all looked at in a new light, Dracula goes to the dentist and the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Stephanie D Cross
What happens when Frankenstein wants to borrow groceries from an angry mob? How do you tell Dracula that he has a piece of spinach stuck in his fangs? Read morePublished 16 months ago by Molly (Conan the Librarian)