Frankenstein Takes The Cake

Summary:

Frankenstein is getting married. He shares his trip to the altar in a collection of poems about everything from his best man Dracula going to the buffet to the flower girl's tantrum, to a verse by Edgar Allen Poe!


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Humorous poems, an outrageous cast of characters, and great illustrations make this a book fun to share together. Its "layers" make it a great selection for reading with kids of multiple ages.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

My daughter has looked at this book on and off for a year, but she never really sat down with it to explore the poems. Now she loves Adam Rex and has read both of the Frankenstein books. She would read these to her dad at bedtime and then come running out of her room laughing to read them to me ... and trying to explain the humor.

Parent Reaction

This is a wonderful book to share - even Dad loves them! The art is great, the humor is perfect for kids and parents, and there are "leads" that will get kids looking for other stories (like Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven.

Type of Book:
This is the second title in this illustrated story/poem collection featuring Adam Rex's Frankenstein.
Educational Themes:

This is a book to read for fun. If you want to "get" something out of it, then you can explore the different types of poems, identify some of the other literary references (Greek myth, gothic stories, and even trick photography.

Reading Level:
3.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
6 to 9
Age of child:
Read by an 8-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. This is a fun book for year-round reading, whether it's Poetry Month or Halloween.

Title Frankenstein Takes the Cake
Author Adam Rex
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books © 2008
Illustrators Adam Rex
ISBN 9780152062354
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.00
Genres Poetry, Humor, Holidays
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