Monday, October 5, 2009
Book Review: Bunnicula
This favorite kids' book isn't really a 'hare-raising' tale, but it's still a lot of fun. Harold, a dog (and the narrator of our story) and Chester, a cat (who enjoys reading books late at night) are the Monroe family's pets. One night, the Monroes go to see a Dracula movie, and bring home a small bundle. What could it be? Garlic? Popcorn? Or perhaps... a small bunny with curious markings on his fur, and an attached message written in Transylvanian-- Take good care of my baby. The Monroes decide to call the rabbit "Bunnicula" in honor of the Dracula movie where they found him. What ensues is a hilarious read full of white vegetables drained dry of their juices, Chester's attempts to prove that Bunnicula is really a vampire, and the suprisingly simple yet creative solution to the problem.