Monday, April 9, 2012

Bloody Monday - Bunnicula (really)

It's good to introduce our children to vampires early and young. And also good to introduce them to vegetables. So let's do it all at in one book, shall we?

Who remembers reading this long, long ago?

Bunnicula Review

This immensely popular children's story is told from the point of view of a dog named Harold. It all starts when Harold's human family, the Monroes, goes to see the movie Dracula, and young Toby accidentally sits on a baby rabbit wrapped in a bundle on his seat. How could the family help but take the rabbit home and name it Bunnicula? Chester, the literate, sensitive, and keenly observant family cat, soon decides there is something weird about this rabbit. Pointy fangs, the appearance of a cape, black-and-white coloring, nocturnal habits … it sure seemed like he was a vampire bunny. When the family finds a white tomato in the kitchen, sucked dry and colorless, well … Chester becomes distraught and fears for the safety of the family. "Today, vegetables. Tomorrow … the world!" he warns Harold. But when Chester tries to make his fears known to the Monroes, he is completely misunderstood, and the results are truly hilarious. Is Bunnicula really a vampire bunny? We can't say. But any child who has ever let his or her imagination run a little wild will love Deborah and James Howe's funny, fast-paced "rabbit-tale of mystery." (Ages 9 to 12) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


"Bunnicula is the kind of story that does not age, and in all probability, will never die. Or stay dead, anyway..."-- Neil Gaiman

"The most lovable vampire of all time."
-- J. Gordon Melton, author of The Vampire Book

"Move over, Dracula! This mystery-comedy is sure to delight."
-- New York Times


  1. My daughter LOVED Bunnicula! It's such a classic.

  2. Hi Alison! Thanks for the comment. I can't get my daughter to read it - she says, and I quote, "Mom, vampires are YOUR thing, not mine." Ah well. I can't get her to eat vegetables, either (grin).