Today is Frankenstein Friday which was started in 1997 by Ron MacCloskey so it is appropriate that today's books are all about Frankenstein.
I remember reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and thinking it really has nothing to do with the images I had grown up with. The monster was actually quite intelligent albeit with a murderous streak. It really is a story of ethics and morals that questions whether or not we should do something just because we can. Today Frankenstein has morphed into a totally different creature or should I say monster. To celebrate this day and to get ready for Halloween I am suggesting the following two books for kids. Maybe these books will someday inspire children to read the original.
Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich and Frankenstein Takes the Cake both by Adam Rex are very funny books in rhyme that deal with not just Frankenstein but other "lovable" monsters as well. These quirky books really made me laugh.... Two truly fun books for kids (and some adults I know!)