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Bunnicula

Bunnicula

by Deborah Howe, James Howe Illustrated by Alan Daniel

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 funding 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.

Ages
11, 8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
4.9
Lexile Measure
710L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
Q
Publisher
Atheneum Books
Number of Pages
112
Genre
Comedy and Humor, Mystery and Suspense

About the Authors and Illustrator

Deborah Howe Deborah Howe is the author of Bunnicula.
James Howe James Howe writes comical and amusing books for young readers. One of his most beloved boks to date is his first, Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery.
Alan Daniel Alan Daniel

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