Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery

by James Howe, Deborah Howe, and Alan Daniel Book 1 of the Bunnicula Series

In the 25 years since it was first published, Bunnicula has been a favorite of many... read more

In the 25 years since it was first published, Bunnicula has been a favorite of many children who have just begun to read novels on their own. Something is suspicious about the bunny the Monroe family brings home from the Dracula movie they’ve just seen. The coloring of the fur on his back is shaped like a cape and he seems to have small fangs protruding from his mouth. The bunny sleeps all day, too, and is awake all night. And how is it that all of the vegetables in the Monroe household are being drained of all their juice? Could they be housing a vampire rabbit? The humor of the story is greatly heightened by the fact that it is told from the point of view of the astute family dog, Harold, who along with the family cat, Chester, is always a step or two ahead of the human family members. An author’s note at the beginning tells us how the story came to be and what the response has been to it over the years. (Ages 7–10)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2005

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