Adam Rex wrote and/or illustrated all the books you like including the New York Times bestselling "Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich," the New York Times bestselling "Chu’s Day," and also a number of titles about which the New York Times has been strangely coy. His first novel, "The True Meaning of Smekday," was adapted into the DreamWorks feature film Home. Having your book get turned into a movie is like that section in L. Frank Baum’s "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" where the woodsman systematically chops off all his body parts one by one and replaces them with tin. But in a good way? Like maybe with the heart still intact? This isn’t one of Adam Rex’s better metaphors.