Bunnicula A Rabbit Tale of Mystery Author:Deborah Howe, James Howe THIS book is written by Harold. His full time occupation is dog. He lives with Mr. and Mrs. X (here called Monroe) and their sons Toby and Pete. Also sharing the home are a cat named Chester and a rabbit named Bunnicula. It is because of Bunnicula that Harold turned to writing. Someone had to tell the full story of what happened in the Monroe ho... more »usehold after the rabbit arrived. It all began when the Monroes went to see the movie Dracula At the theater Toby found something on his seat?a baby rabbit that he took home and named Bunnicula. It proved to be an apt name, at least as far as Chester was concerned. A well-read and observant cat, he soon decided that there was something odd about the newcomer. For one thing he seemed to have fangs. And the odd markings on his back looked a little like a cape. Furthermore, Bunnicula slept from sunup to sundown. He was awake only at night. When the family started funding white vegetables, drained dry, with two fang marks in them, Chester was sure Bunnicula was a vampire. But what to do about it. None of the family seemed to grasp the trouble, and Chester's hilarious hints were totally misunderstood. Was Bunnicula really a vampire? Only Bunnicula knows for sure. But the story of Chester's suspicions and their consequences makes uproarious reading.« less
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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.
A book for children, the clever word "Bunnicula" caught my attention and that there was a cat and dog involved as well, had me quickly deciding to order and read the book. Why not? I'm retired. I have time.
The premise is that there is a vampire rabbit that mysteriously gets out of his cage every night and raids the refrigerator, draining the vegetables of their precious fluids and leaving them white as bone. Chester the cat feels he must save the household - Hey! What might the rabbit turn to next for draining?? - and with the clumsy assistance of the family dog, Harold, he makes his way in solving the crisis.
Were my children younger, I would definitely buy this first book in the Bunnicula series. It has humor and imagination spilling out of its pages in large portions. The illustrations are nicely done, too.