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Dracula and Frankenstein are friends
Tegen, Katherine Brown.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Dracula and Frankenstein are friends until they both decide to have a Halloween party and Dracula misplaces Frankenstein's invitations.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.1 0.5 72277.
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PIC.BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday

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Dracula and Frankenstein are friends. They have good times together, but when Dracula decides to have a Halloween party on the same day as Frankenstein's, their friendship is put to the test. Clever Dracula must decide if popularity is worth the price of his most important friendship, with mild-mannered Frankenstein. These two classic characters have been re-created in this funny and revealing picture book, just right for the youngest of monsters!

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Dracula and Frankenstein reside "in two side-by-side houses, in a town where all of the houses are spooky." Tegen, a children's book editor who has previously published pseudonymously, depicts Frankenstein as a sweet, shy fellow and Dracula as calculating but contrite. Over lunch at their favorite hangout, where Drac sips a glass of red (labeled by blood type), Frankenstein plans a Halloween bash. Not to be outdone, Drac throws a party, too-and "somehow" Frankenstein's outbound invitations disappear from his mailbox (a pair of pictures shows Dracula in his cape, eyeing the envelopes awaiting pickup, and then Dracula as a bat, flying away with the envelopes in his clutches). Cushman (Inspector Hopper) creates lively watercolors in a benign style, throwing in clever visual details like Drac's "Velcome" mat to keep readers on their toes. Ages 3-8. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-When shy Frankenstein decides to have a Halloween party, tricky Dracula jumps on the idea and declares he'll have one as well. In a particularly mean moment, he steals all of Frankenstein's invitations, and on the day of the party, his house is full of costumed monsters while Frankenstein sits alone among his carved and lighted pumpkins. When Dracula glimpses his friend waiting patiently for guests who will never arrive, he has an abrupt change of heart and takes the party next door. Cushman's buoyant, colorful cartoons are full of funny details like Dracula's bat pj's and a mummy's pyramid house. For libraries looking for additional light reading with a hint of spookiness, the story of these unusual friends will find a ready audience.-Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha's Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.