Frankenstein, Dracula, Big Foot, the Mummy – all these monsters are normally scary, right? Not in this book of poetry! Whether you laugh or groan at the corny Halloween humor, these spooky creatures don’t care; they’ve got enough problems of their own. Take Frankenstein. All the big guy wants is to make a sandwich, but his fridge is empty. When he tries to borrow some bread or a slice of cheese from his good neighbors, they either shriek in fright, chase him away, or (lucky for ol’ Frank) throw food at him…food he uses to make a monster-sized sandwich.
Some poems are funny. Other poems have hidden messages in the illustrations. And some poems are a little, well, weird (like “Godzilla Pooped on my Honda”). Even though they’re monsters, you can’t help feeling a little sorry for them. The poor Phantom of the Opera can’t compose a new song because he’s got a kiddie song stuck in his head (“It’s a Small World” from Walt Disney). And you’ve got sympathize with the barber who tries unsuccessfully to give the Invisible Man a haircut. Recommended for readers age 4 - 8...or anyone with gruesome taste in humor!
For more funny poetry books for kids, try A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein or Dirt on My Shirt by Jeff Foxworthy (see links below).