Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery by Deborah and James Howe

Title: Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery
Author: Deborah and James Howe
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 8, 2006 
Hardcover, 128 pages
ISBN: 1416928170 (ISBN13: 9781416928171)
Recommended Ages 8-12

Summary: When the Monroe family brings home a small black-and-white bunny they find in the movie theater after seeing Dracula, Chester the cat and Harold the dog are instantly suspicious. After all the vegetables in the Monroe kitchen start turning white, Chester and Harold are certain that Bunnicula is a vegetarian vampire.

I came across this book while I was actually looking for another book at my local bookstore. I picked it up because the title Bunnicula made me smile. I read the blurb on the back to my kids and they immediately agreed we need to read this book.  Bunnicula was first published in 1979 but I was not familiar with it.  This book was a total win in all areas.  The book is told from Harold, the family dog's, perspective.  Harold is a friendly, well behaved, sensible pet. He's taken aback when his family brings home a new pet rabbit they found under mysterious circumstances. Together with the help of the Monroe family's other pet, Chester, he tries to unlock the mystery of their new house guest. Chester is hilarious. He is your average witty, suspicious, know it all cat. The story line in this book was great. It kept us all interested. The kids wanted to read chapter after chapter non stop. Several times we laughed out loud at the shenanigans that Harold and Chester found themselves in.  I'm so glad we found this book. It was a pure joy to read. Lucky for us this book is the first in a series so we will have many more adventures with Harold, Chester and Bunnicula.

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  1. I loved this book so much as a child. I loved all of the series actually!!!

  2. @Just Jenn, I missed this whole series growing up! However I'm glad to be able to read it now and share it w/ the kids.

  3. I remember reading Bunnicula in 2nd or 3rd grade. They're adorable books!

  4. I remember reading this as a kid! I used to have trouble pronouncing Bunnicula.

  5. I remember loving this series when I was a kid! What a wonderful story... Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit is fun too (film).

  6. @Alison, Latink_534 & Kaity, It's so great that you got to read this series as a kid. We've had a lot of fun trying to say Bunnicula w/ a Transylvania accent. LOL I also LOVE Wallace and Gromit! It a fantastic movie :D


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