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Making Friends With Frankenstein: A Book of Monstrous Poems and Pictures

Making Friends With Frankenstein: A Book of Monstrous Poems and Pictures

1997 Paperback
Ages: 6 - 12 yrs.
By: Colin McNaughton
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 156402962X
Paperback Price: $9.99
Review:
Father's wrapped in bandages
Head, arms, legs and tummy.
Perhaps an explanation's due-
My daddy is a mummy!

And in the illustration, the little girl says "Mummy?", and the mummy replies, "Daddy!" This sort of high silliness, metrically fluent, tripping on the tongue, illustrated with wild exuberance and china-rattling monsters of infinite variety, irresistible for reading aloud, ranges from De la Mare-esque subtlety to antic irreverence.
Peter Neumeyer   ©1997 Parents' Choice

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