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Frankenstein takes the cake

by Rex, Adam.

Format: Book on CD 2008
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Northland Public Library Children's Audio Books J FIC REX (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Audio Books
Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Audiovisual YA B-O-CD REX
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Young Adult Audiovisual
Call Number  YA B-O-CD REX
Frankenstein Takes the Cake
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Dynamic and dreadfully funny, this companion to Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich (2006) continues to follow the exploits of Frankenstein (the monster, not the doctor) and a ragtag cast of monsters in loosely connected scenes, all illustrated in diverse styles and written in a variety of forms, most of them rhyming. Frank's betrothal bookends the magazine-like segments, beginning with a chapter in comics format in which he visits his fiancée's parents, followed by another chapter, at the book's end, with a more traditional picture-book format presentation of Dracula's unfortunate encounter with garlic bread at the wedding reception. In between, the headless horseman updates his blog, and there are recurring vignettes of Edgar Allan Poe's creative process, to which the raven quoth: What a bore. Not just for Halloween, nor just for the young, this offers everyone something to laugh about, from jokes about the Sphinx using the expansive desert as a litter box to alien e-mail spam (that would be E.T.-Mail, of course) promising bigger  . . . antennae. The quick pacing and dynamic design will appeal to all attention spans, and so next the raven should quoth: We want more! --Medlar, Andrew Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Starred Review. With maniacal glee, Rex (Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich) delivers spot-on rhymes about B-movie monsters, loosely organized around the nuptials of Frankenstein and his bride. An oil painting of the wedding cake is as creamy as a Wayne Thiebaud confection, and an author bio in haiku silences quibblers: He knows Frankenstein's/ the doctor, not the monster/ Enough already. In a digital comics sequence, Frankenstein's mother-in-law frets over her daughter's resurrection and engagement (I'm an open-minded person.... but I never thought my little girl would marry someone green. There, I said it); later, the Bride questions her betrothed but decides, I'm not getting any less dead. Rex's ideal audience may be pop-culture buffs: he spoofs Peanuts with a vampiric Charlie Brown; plans the Frankensteins' reception menu around monsters' food allergies (no garlic for Dracula); sets up the Headless Horseman's photo blog on the tribulations of having a pumpkin head; and creates a running gag about The Raven, where a sarcastic bird mocks Edgar Allan Poe. Rex's eclectic imagery and freewheeling verse will have readers going back for seconds. Ages 5-10. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Recorded Books new reader.
Subjects Monsters -- Juvenile poetry.
Children's poetry, American.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books,2008
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Ganser, L. J.
Participants/Performers Narrated by L.J. Ganser.
Audience 4 years and up.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
"The same text is on both discs. Disc 2 has page-turn signals"--Container.
"Which is full 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." -- subtitle on cover.
System Details Compact disc.
Description 2 audio discs (30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781436158619
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