Bunnicula has been loved for years and is one of those true gems of a book that both teachers and students can agree is great. This humorous take on a classic horror legend is infused with all the charm of a fluffy pet story, since it is narrated by the family dog. Whether you are a cat person, a dog person, or an undead-creature-of-the-night person, this book is sure to please.
The witty prose of this novel is enriched by the inclusion of pictures that children and adults will find entertaining, and the book contains enough of these illustrations to keep even a reluctant reader interested. The story moves quickly, and every page is full of action, suspense, or laughs. The pace of the book does not slow down, so young readers should not get bogged down.
The story is told by, and primarily features, the family pets, but the human characters are a presence in the background. The antics of the children are especially entertaining when viewed through the loyal eyes of man’s best friend.
This book is definitely worth reading, especially reading out loud to a kid…that is, if you think that you can read and laugh at the same time.
Violence/Gore: A character punches another without injury; a few scenes of comic violence; an animal bites another animal a few times; an illustration shows an animal hitting another animal.
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