Bunnicula 25th Anniversary Edition Author:James Howe, Deborah Howe In 1979 Atheneum first published Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery to great acclaim. A beloved story that has become a modern classic with millions of copies in print worldwide, Bunnicula has made countless children laugh and carrots quake with terror. With an eye-catching new jacket by C. F. Payne and a new preface from James Howe, this is th... more »e perfect opportunity to introduce a brand-new generation of readers to the crazy antics of Bunnicula, Chester, and Harold. It all begins when the Monroes go to see the movie Dracula. At the theater, Toby finds something on his seat -- a baby rabbit, which the family takes home and names Bunnicula. It proves to be an apt name, at least as far as Chester the cat is concerned. Well-read and observant, Chester soon decides that there is something odd about the newcomer. For one thing, he seems to have fangs. And the odd markings on his back look a bit like a cape. Furthermore, Bunnicula sleeps from sunup to sundown and is only awake at night. And then there are the vegetables...the white vegetables. Is Bunnicula really a vampire? Only Bunnicula knows for sure. But the story of Chester's suspicions and their consequences -- as told by his canine pal, Harold -- makes uproarious reading.« less
I read this book when I was young, and now I read it with my kids! A great, funny mystery suitable for kids ages 7 - 10. Hilarious point of view from a dog and cat, with a vegetable-juice-sucking bunny.
I am a librarian in an elementary school library. This series is a favorite among the kids, better for kids that are reading chapter books. As a matter of fact they a liked so much, I often have kids placing these books on hold so that they are sure to get a turn reading it because they are often checked out and that part of the shelf is usually empty.
It was just as good as a grown up! I read this one with my husband, a chapter every night so he could appreciate the story before I started reading it to our first baby. A light-hearted, funny read from the dog's point of view. An enjoyable read for all ages.
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Helpful Score: 2
The first book in a wonderful series by Deborah and James Howe. This book is particularly suited for ages 8 to 10 years old and is a good book for those just starting to read chapter books. The plot is hilarious. The cat and dog try to tell their human family that the new pet is a vampire bunny. Lots of play on words and references to vampires. A great book to read with your child.