Friday, October 15, 2010

Poetry Friday: Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich

Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich. Adam Rex. 2006. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 40 pages.

When Frankenstein
prepared to dine
on ham-and-cheese on wheat,
he found, instead,
he had no bread
(or mustard, cheese, or meat).
What could he do?
He thought it through
until his brain was sore,
And thought he ought
to see what he could
borrow from next door...

In 2008, I read Adam Rex's Frankenstein Takes The Cake. (It's full title is Frankenstein Takes the Cake Which Is Full of Of Funny Stuff Like Rotting Heads and Giant Gorillas and Zombies Dressed As Little Girls and Edgar Allan Poe. The Book We Mean--Not The Cake.) I loved it. I just LOVED it. I knew there was a previous book, Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich, but it's taken me until now to read it.

The full title of this one? 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.

Even if you're not the world's biggest poetry fan, you should pick up these two by Adam Rex. They're very funny! And they offer a little bit of everything. There's sure to be something that satisfies!!!

I enjoyed following the misadventures of The Phantom of the Opera. The Phantom was being tortured by different songs he couldn't get out of his head... And I also really enjoyed the opening poem "Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich."

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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