New Favorites for Halloween

Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich (2006) and Frankenstein Takes the Cake (2008)
by Adam Rex.  Harcourt Children's Books.

These are the funniest picture books I have read in a long time.  I will admit, I liked them better than the girls did, mainly because I know my movie (and book) monsters better than they do.

If you haven't read them, they are basically a series of short rhyming stories or vignettes featuring famous monsters.  For instance, in the first book, Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, the title story involves a hungry Frankenstein, who comes to the village searching for food, only to have things pelted at him.  He soon realizes that all the edibles being thrown at him would make a tasty sandwich!

Big Sis's favorite part was a recurring Phantom of the Opera bit in that same book.  The poor Phantom suffers over and over from a bad case of earworms.  She's seen some (not all, but some) of the old Lon Chaney silent movie, so I know that's one reason she was partial to this, but it is very funny.

Adam Rex is a very funny fellow.  I'm going to have to go in search of more of his books.  These were a SCREAM.  (Heh, heh - get it?  A scream?  I slay me.)

While I thought the first book was funnier, Frankenstein Takes the Cake definitely has its moments.  I'm rather partial to the blogging Headless Horseman.

And if you would like to see the book trailer:

In other news, we are almost done with Three Tales of My Father's Dragon!  Finally!  I'm halfway through The Flight of Gemma Hardy.  The hubby and I are still ripping carpet out of the playroom, and I've started to turn a closet into a reading nook.  Little Sis has had a cold, but she felt up to going to Autumnfest at the preschool tonight.  I finished their fall fairy costumes!  I'll have better pictures soon.

I'm running out of time for Halloweeniness and stuff, so I'll have a couple posts going out this weekend.  OH!  And my custom domain is up and running.  We are now at!

Merry Weekend!


  1. Congrats on your own domain name! Very cool! I hope my library has these... they look like such fun! Keep the Halloween post coming! :)

    1. Thanks, Robyn. It took me a while to figure it out. ;o)

      I hope your library has these books, too! They are so silly. They had me laughing out loud... then explaining the joke to the kids. Oh, well. I loved them!

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    1. I worked on that room until 12:30 last night. It's driving me crazy!!! :o)


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