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Book Review

Publisher's Note:

Beware the Hare! Is he or isn't he a vampire? Before it's too late, Harold the dog and Chester the cat must find out the truth about the newest pet in the Monroe household - a supscious-looking bunny with unusual habits...and fangs! More than 8 million Bunnicula books in print!…

Bunnicula

by Deborah and James Howe

Overall Book Review:

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.


Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language: None

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.

Sex/Nudity:  None 

Mature Subject Matter:

None

Alcohol / Drug Use:

None

Overall Book Rating
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Violence/Gore
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Sex/Nudity
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About the Reviewer

My taste in literature leans heavily towards sci-fi, fantasy, and (my favorite) horror, and the latter can present some fairly murky waters for parents to let their children explore. I enjoy novels of both the standard and graphic varieties. Since those genres, and graphic novels in particular, tend to appeal to boys, I hope that I can help other Boy Mommies in their quest to find books that their little video gamers--I mean, future bibliophiles will read and enjoy. When I am not reading, I enjoy tabletop role-playing games, video games, and singing karaoke. I have a wonderful husband who lets me indulge my reading habit by sharing the housework and being a great dad to our genius kids and their faithful hound.