Thursday, August 28

Oldies: Bunnicula

(Bunnicula and Friends #1)
Deborah and James Howe
Illustrations by Alan Daniel

Atheneum (1979)
Age: Grades 3 - 7
Genre: Mystery

Themes: vampires, pets, vegetables, misunderstandings

Harold the dog and Chester the cat are the beloved pets of the Monroe family, until the day the family brings home a suspicious looking rabbit and name it Bunnicula. The boys love it, but Chester is not so sure. And then there are the colorless, sucked-dry vegetables being left in the kitchen. With his fangs, nocturnal wanderings, and strange markings in his fur, is Bunnicula a vampire or not?

It's a classic, and I'll be honest, this was a reread. Because it makes me laugh! And I love books that make me laugh. With just the right amount of mystery, spook, and humor, the Howes deliver a fantastic story. Is it just a coincidence that the family found him while out to see Dracula at the movie theater? Can their be vampire rabbits? Well you'll just have to read it to find out. Definitely recommended. It's part of a series, too, so kids will have more to read after they finish this one.

So, if you're curious, my rating is: ★★★★

Find it at your library or on Amazon

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