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Monsters and food are the two themes running through a very amusing book of poetry entitled 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. by Adam Rex. Yes, that’s the whole title. Speaking of titles, the titles of the poems in this book are uniformly funny.

Don’t believe me? How about, “The Phantom of the Opera still can’t get “It’s a Small World” out of his head.” Or perhaps, “The Creature From the Black Lagoon doesn’t wait and hour before swimming.” I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that my favorite one is, “Godzilla Pooped on My Honda.”

Yep. They’re all pretty much like that, irreverent and silly from start to finish. The artistic style even changes from poem to poem. The Phantom has shades of grey. Frankenstein’s art is primarily green. Dr. Jekyll rates Victorian pictures complete with Gibson Girl hairstyles. A couple of my friends recommended this book to me, and I find that I must thank them publicly. Thank You. This book made me smile on a long and tiring day. I hope that it does the same for you. You can place a hold on it here.

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