A Rabbit-tale of Mystery

Book - 1979
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DPLjosie May 22, 2019

This classic is 40 years old! And it's still a fun read.

IndyPL_CatherineB May 01, 2019

The newest pet in the Monroe family has Chester the cat very worried. Chester must convince Harold the dog that this new pet, this cute little bunny, is really a VAMPIRE! Crazy? Maybe? But what about all of those vegetables suddenly discovered to be all white with their color sucked out, drained away?!

I had pet bunnies. I never thought they could have been vampires. Could they? You will laugh when you read Bunnicula but you might just wonder about it too.

Sep 18, 2018

‘Bunnicula’ takes an old horror premise and wraps it in fur. The book is cleverly written with compelling characters. The unique perspective of Harold X, who is in fact a dog, offers a great view of the chaos that ensues. Chester, Harold’s best friend who is a cat, is a great addition to the story, and it is he that causes the most trouble while trying to stop the vampire bunny, while Bunnicula, the new pet rabbit, causes only minor trouble.

This is an entertaining read that will delight children. I would suggest it to anybody, especially those with pets. Certainly, some of the traits of Harold and Chester are typical in dogs and cats, and the book offers a bite of insight on what might be going through their heads.

aconley74 Apr 05, 2016

4.2 MG / Grace

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

For ages 6-8. Chester the cat decides that there’s something odd about the baby bunny that his human family brings home. For one thing, it seems to have fangs. And the markings on its back look like a cape. Is bunny Dracula, or is he just funny-looking?

Oct 19, 2015

Nice book! very funny, not that scary! Perfect read on Halloween night.

Sep 17, 2015

• I expected to like this popular book, and tried to read this 25th anniversary edition. I always read a book before reading it to my granddaughter.
But I found Bunnicula to be slow, wordy, and gave up at P47, out of 92)
Books with kids and talking animals can be great fun.
The Martha Speaks books are great.
We both loved "Invisible Inkling," and will read the sequels.

Dec 29, 2014

I love it, but the beginning is kinda hard to get through.

Jul 25, 2014

good book

Jul 24, 2014

If you enjoy scary books (And vampires)
this is a perfect book for you.

Apr 26, 2014

I like this story!!!! It is very interesting! 5 stars! :) :) :) :) :)

arthurfleisher Jan 14, 2014

Misplaced this book! Please place in lost column to stop accumulating fines.

Jul 06, 2013

It's a nice short book for anyone looking for something easy and short to read :)

vernessa7 May 29, 2013

Love the mention of Treasure Island by Michael

Feb 11, 2013

This book is hilarious. My daughter and I read it together in one sitting. You may ask, what exactly is a vampire rabbit? A vampire rabbit sucks the juices and color out of vegetables. Of course that will absolutely not do. So Chester tries to drive a steak in Bunnicula's heart. Yes, you read that correctly- steak. Or to be more precise, a sirloin steak. Wait until you see the pictures. I think the best picture is Chester, wearing a cape, and trying to pantomime a vampire in an attempt to warn the Monroes.
The book is intelligent. I hate when children's books dumb down the vocabulary, but Bunnicula is not guilty of this. In fact, there were times when I stopped and made sure my daughter understood certain things like blight, class lectures and the Carpathian Mountain region.
We thoroughly enjoyed this book and laughed through most of it. It is a great story and a lot of fun to read aloud together. We will definitely be reading the next books in the series.

Yavril Jul 31, 2012

Funny, mysterious, ridiculous, and silly. A great combo for a story. Kudos to Deborah and James Howe!

jinx402 Oct 14, 2011

This is where my love of vampires began. My mom read this story to me when I was young and now I am reading it to my kids. It is suspenseful but not scary. My boys weren't scared just on the edge of their set waiting to find out if Bunnicula was a vampire bunny and how those vegetables turn white. The beginning of a great series.

Jan 15, 2010

Harold is a dog who takes his work very seriously. He knows how to sit and speak. He knows which member of his family (little brother Toby) is most likely to feed him cupcakes under the table. And, teamed with Chester the cat, Harold knows a bit about detective work. Chester, a bookworm of a feline, is the mastermind crime-solver, but he appears to have met his match one dark and stormy night when the family brings home?a tiny baby rabbit. The little fellow was found in a movie theater during a showing of Dracula (Toby nearly sat on him) and he?s quickly welcomed as a new pet. But soon some suspicious goings-on--Bunnicula sneaking out of his cage, vegetables drained white--lead Chester to suspect that Bunnicula is a vampire in rabbit form. Chester?s attempts to warn the family are hilariously misunderstood, leaving faithful Harold to worry about cat and rabbit alike. Few people have as much personality as the animals in Bunnicula, and husband and wife authors Deborah and James Howe write Harold with good old boy charm and Chester with an irresistible manic energy. Bunnicula proves that dogs, cats, and bunny rabbits knew the popularity and power of vampires long before Twilight and True Blood made blood-suckers trendy. An imaginative spoof on literary legend, Bunnicula is a ?rabbit-tale of mystery? that?s been delighting readers of all ages for thirty years.

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