Friday, October 30, 2009

Poetry Friday

My poem for this week is taken from the amazingly funny book Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich by Adam Rex. I absolutely adore all of Adam Rex's work. And this book, along with its sequel Frankenstein Takes the Cake, are my favorite Halloween books. They are filled with silly monster pictures and poems in all different styles. There's the poor Phantom of the Opera who keeps getting popular songs in his head. There's the Creature from the Black Lagoon who goes swimming to quickly after eating. In Takes the Cake, there is the Headless Horseman blogging about his edibility woes. There's Medusa talking about her problems in school. All of them unique and all very funny. Plus Adam is constantly throwing in little jokes on every portion of the book. His books are the only ones where I regularly read the copyright information. And laugh. I don't often push books but if you haven't read these you must.

Count Dracula Doesn't Know He's Been Walking Around All Night With Spinach In His Teeth.
by Adam Rex

Will someone please just tell him? It looks so undignified.
The zombies almost mentioned it. The Headless Horseman tried.
But when he said, "Vhat are you staring at?" they lost their nerve and lied

It's been stuck in there for hours now. It's getting kind of sick.
I would offer him a toothpick, but he gets this nervous tic
if you ever come too close with any kind of pointed stick.

Well, really. Can you blame us if we don't know what to say?
His castle has no mirrors, so I guess it's there to stay.
What was a vampire doing eating spinach anyway?

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