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Adam Rex's FRANKENSTEIN TAKES THE CAKE (9780152062354, $16.00) provides a zany story in telling of Frankenstein, who just wants to marry his undead bride in peace, but faces problems when his best man Dracula is afraid of the garlic bread. While this is a funny follow-up to FRANKENSTEIN MAKES A SANDWICH, it needs no prior introduction to prove a hilarious addition to any library seeking something different. Gene Barretta's JACK THE TRIPPER (9780152061326, $16.00) tells of students at Dizzie Day Elementary who are flying through the air and facing vanishing homework. Parents are frantically searching for clues as to Jack the Tripper's whereabouts in this zany tale of detective fantasy. Scott Magoon's MYSTERY RIDE! (9780152062013, $16.00) will reach ages 3-7 with its fun story of a 'mystery ride' in which parents try to trick the kids into having fun. Maybe 'mystery rides' aren't so bad after all, the kids decide? George McClements' BARON VON BADDIE AND THE ICE RAY INCIDENT (9780152061388, $16.00) tells of Captain Kapow and an ice ray that will change the Baron's life. The Baron only thinks about his next invention--and escaping jail. When he accidentally traps Captain Kapow the truly unexpected happens.

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Date:Oct 1, 2008
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