Synopses & Reviews
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 household 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 finding 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.
"Move over, Dracula! This mystery-comedy is sure to delight." The New York Times
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.
This reissue of the classic story featuring the vampire rabbit celebrates the book's twenty-fifth anniversary. Includes an essay by co-author James Howe on the origins of Bunnicula.
In 1979 Atheneum first published Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery
to great acclaim. A beloved story that has become a modern classic with millions of copies in print worldwide, Bunnicula
has made countless children laugh and carrots quake with terror. With an eye-catching new jacket by C. F. Payne and a new preface from James Howe, this is the perfect opportunity to introduce a brand-new generation of readers to the crazy antics of Bunnicula, Chester, and Harold.
It all begins when the Monroes go to see the movie Dracula. At the theater, Toby finds something on his seat -- a baby rabbit, which the family takes home and names Bunnicula. It proves to be an apt name, at least as far as Chester the cat is concerned. Well-read and observant, Chester soon decides that there is something odd about the newcomer. For one thing, he seems to have fangs. And the odd markings on his back look a bit like a cape. Furthermore, Bunnicula sleeps from sunup to sundown and is only awake at night. And then there are the vegetables...the white vegetables.
Is Bunnicula really a vampire? Only Bunnicula knows for sure. But the story of Chester's suspicions and their consequences -- as told by his canine pal, Harold -- makes uproarious reading.
About the Author
James Howe has written more than sixty books for children, including the popular Bunnicula and its many sequels. He is also the author of the Pinky and Rex Ready-to-Read series, the Tales from the House of Bunnicula books, and the picture books Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores, Horace and Morris Join the Chorus (but What About Dolores?), and Kaddish for Grandpa in Jesus' Name Amen. He lives in New York State.