The cover shows a cute but horrifying stitched up dog.
Kat is reluctant to visit her uncle, Vic Frankenstein, because of all the rumors about him. People in the small town where he lives say he's a mad scientist like his great-grandfather, Victor Frankenstein, who created a monster that came alive and terrorized the town. But Kat is relieved to find that even though he lives in a dark, old castle-like mansion, Uncle Vic is a quiet, gentle man, a scientist interested in building robots with artificial intelligence. Also, Kat loves Poochie, Vic's small, adorable, fluffy white dog, funny and playful. But after an accident occurs in her uncle's lab, strange things begin to happen.
Has Kat created a monster? Or is something else responsible for the horror that is unleashed?
- The surname of Vic Frankenstein is an obvious allusion to the classic horror icon Frankenstein.
- Portions of this book (the scenes in which characters grow to huge sizes) are similar to the books Monster Blood and Beware of the Purple Peanut Butter.
- One storyline from Beware of the Purple Peanut Butter is incredibly similar to the storyline of Frankenstein's Dog; in both stories the main character is forbidden from going into a basement, decides to enter anyways, consumes food that is in there, and then begins to grow to giant sizes as a result.
- The title and cover could be viewed as misleading because Frankenstein's dog is not the true villain of the story. The dog is more of a plot device than an actual villain.
- Like Jekyll and Heidi, this story is also about a scientist who has the same name as a scientist from a fictional story.
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