Saturday, May 21, 2016

Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery, by Deborah and James Howe. Atheneum, 1979

Having come of age in the 60s, I didn’t get to grow up with Bunnicula. Which is a shame, because I would have loved it as a youngster. The story is told via a manuscript written by a dog, Harold. He and feline Chester live in the Monroe household peacefully, spending their time reading, eating, and napping. Then one night the family comes back from the movies having found a small rabbit abandoned in a seat. The odd creature sleeps all day and has markings on his back suggestive of a black cape. Then Chester-whose favorite reading material is horror stories- develops a creepy theory about Bunnicula…

The book says the story is for those 8 to 12 years old; I think it would appeal to even the very young, while the writing is sophisticated enough for those older. 

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