"The monster's response to the enthusiastic 'Happy birthday, Frankie' leaves the professor in pieces; Frankie, in the last spread, is seen wrench in hand, trying to reassemble him—a task that may prove as pointless as the book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PLB 0-06-028522-2 The endpapers offer a clue as to what to expect, showing an alarming array of paint, body parts, clothing, and typeface, which will be used in the workshop of a round-headed man in glasses wearing an acid-green lab coat.
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