About Bunnicula and frankly I don t even remember the huge words being a problem when I was #reading it as a kid Maybe these things are ess of an issue than adults #it as a kid Maybe these things are ess of an issue than adults they are just sayingOkay so the title of the book clearly refers to our friend Bunnicula the vampire bunny wabbit And the narrator is Harold a mutt who Remarkable Creatures loves to feast on chocolate cupcakes but never succumbs to their poison InterestingNow who you ask who is the star of this tome Why Chester the hair brained intellectual pussy cat of courseI think I probably wanted to marry Chester when I was aittle girl That s okay to admit because children often want to marry parents or cartoon characters Chester is a perfectly acceptable crush thank you I also crushed major on Disney s Aladdin but that s a story for another dayThe reasons why Chester is super dreamy abound He s intelligent well read persistent intuitive funny and cuddly If you didn t know I was talking about a fictional cat just now you would probably be ike Oh sign me up for some of that Don t ie to yourself admit itSure Chester isn t always right about everything Who is But it s fun to watch his misadventures unfold Flights of fancy are fun especially when you re tucked comfortably into your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sleeping bag with a flash Heroes Adrift (Hero, light Are you understanding who I was as a child nowBunnicula was a great read for boys and girls alike I should know because I detested girly gook I collected bugs and refused to play with dolls Bunnicula wasn t a story about a pampered princess it was a nitty gritty tale of vegetables in peril Iiked thatBunnicula was cute while still being terrifyingly ferocious I m sorry Edward Cullen but I d take Bunnicula over you ANY DAY Hilarious and delightful read I m
A Sucker For Books Narrated By Animals sucker for books narrated by animals a Dracula theme and a snarky cat how can you Chuck and Danielle lose This review is from 2004Since it s Halloween I thought I d talk about something frightening Bunnies Vampire bunnies Ninja vampire bunnies Okay so maybe not that ninja part But definitely vampire bunnies one in parti I haven t read this book in probably 30 years or so I m happy to report that it s still delightful and a great read along with kiddos Though I could have done without the special edition scratch n sniff bunny droppings cover Bunnicula written by Harold the dog and starring Chester the cat was well received by my kids on a recent trip north It was short silly and featured hi jinks of the best kind Chester is one high brow cat Extremely well read and uite impressed with himself he makes freuentiterary references and he sees no reason to dumb down his Escaping the Endless Adolescence: How We Can Help Our Teenagers Grow Up Before They Grow Old language for Harold and as a parent Ioved that I chuckled at his barbs and sarcastic comments as well as his paranoid M he was sure Bunnicula was a vampire bunnySo it was up to Chester with Harold's help to alert the members of their household before another carrot was ost Because as Chester warned Today vegetables tomorrow the worldback cover. .
Past that is still epic to this day One of my first horror reads too Bunnicula and My Teacher is an Alien are why I started writing stories when I was younger I read those two books and thought Hey I can do this The rest is historyIn summation Find it Read it Pass it down through the generationsFinal Judgment Highly recommended for all ages Another fun time reading a classic and nostalgia filled book to my kidsProbably
*THE BEST PART OF THE EXPERIENCE *best part of the experience when it came to sharing my progress on Goodreads and the wide array of responses I got Everything from Wow I haven t read this in years I was one of my favorites to WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU READING I mean it is a book about a vampire bunny and if you saw the cover come across your feed and you had never heard of it you might have had a similar shocked reactionI did enjoy reading this to my kids and have enjoyed the fact that they have now consumed three straight books one chapter a night with great enthusiasm However unlike Charlie and the Chocolate factory it did not uite translate to a 5 star read for me as an adult and if I had not been enjoying it along with my kids I might have not enjoyed it uite as much But still a classicOne of my favorite things about this book is that it does have a similar feel to Dracula in the narration by Harold the dog His delivery and diction felt very similar to Harker s etters in Dracula That was a really cool connection and I hope if my kids get to read Dracula some day they remember BunniculaSo either enjoy a nostalgic horror trip to your childhood or continue to be confused as to why someone would want to read this Either way Bunnicula is not going anywhere in the annals of classic youth iterature A sweet Puckster's First Hockey Sweater little horror book that isn t really a horror book Mel It s only month 2 of the books that made meove reading challenge and already I m noticing a pattern Last month I re reviewed Harold and the Purple Crayon a book that has had a profound influence on my ife I freely attribute my creativity to the inspiration I received from this happy ittle picture book and now I realize that this month s book Bunnicula has had an eually Liar large impact on myife and personalityBunnicula made me smart Seriously it didYes I m raising serious nature vs nurture uestions here but the authors Howe Howe really deserve some credit They didn t #dumb down their vocabulary to appeal to children #down their vocabulary to appeal to children They et the big words and the references to classic iterary works fly The authors didn t say Hey wait a sec here How are kids supposed to know about Dracula or Treasure Island or A Tale of Two Cities They said Hey kids probably won t know about these great books but maybe after reading Bunnicula they Renovate: Changing Who You Are by Loving Where You Are ll search them out I really respect that. Re was something strange about Bunnicula For one thing he seemed to have fangs And the odd markings on his backooked a Gaffer littleike a cape But when Chester started finding white vegetables drained dry with two fang marks in the. ,
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*be revisiting a favorite book from when i was a ittle bitty karen and seeing if *revisiting a favorite book from when i was a Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers little bitty karen and seeing if holds up to my fond memories and determining if i can still enjoy it as an old and crotchety karenfingers crossed Hear me out there is no Bunnicula This is about the catHis name is Chester He has schemes and a vivid imagination as cats do He s steeped in Gothiciterature Here s my Gothic Drinking Game if you need a refresher and notice how Bunnicula will get you drunk Nasty weather Fainting in our first hint that Bunnicula may not be the villain he is usually the fainter Creepy noises Scary eyes And the most important thing a relative turns out to be the surprise villain Here s what we know #The Monroes Have A New Bunny And Vegetables Are Turning #Monroes have a new bunny and vegetables are turning The bunny has funny markings which eads the family to name him Bunnicula On this evidence Chester declares the bunny a vampire This is basically the plot of Northanger AbbeyThis would be funny if Chester s reaction #Wasn T So Unbelievably Cruel #t so unbelievably cruel immediately starts stealing all the food from the bunny s cage to keep the bunny from murdering ettuce Bunnicula is young Chester is starving a baby bunny to death because he says it s a vampire One of the original illustrations which are great basically A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping lays out the whole plotThe book is narrated by the family dog who plays himself off as stupid but also insists he recognizes and understands Romanian so it s safe to call him unreliable Anyway dogs are theeast reliable of narrators have you ever tried to Island of the Lost Horses (Dora and Friends) let one explain what they re smellingThe poor family finally realizes Bunnicula is on the brink of death and rushes him to the vet who prescribes carrot juice so the poor thing is saved in the nick of time The rabbit has still never said a word there s been no evidence whatsoever that he s a vampire The only thing we have is pale vegetables Recovered but with no one in theeast concerned about what happened in the first place he s forced to continue Summer Meditations living with the monster who tried to kill him in the most cruel way Bunnicula subverts our expectations we expect to discover that he is indeed a vampire but in the end that s not the story at all As in great Gothic novelsike Uncle Silas and Lady Audley s Secret the real villain was inside the house it s Chester the psychopathic cat Jealous of the attention paid to a new pet he frames him as a monster and is barely stopped from murdering him He s abetted by the dog who hides a slavish complicity under his goofy doggishness Horrifyingly there are seuels to Bunnicula Who knows what tortures they God Said, Ha!: A Memoir ll bring to this poor defenseless bunny A blast from my. Itooked ike an ordinary bunny to Harold But Harold was a dog by profession so his judgement wasn't reliable as he was the first to admit But Chester Harold's good friend and house mate was a very well read cat and he knew the. ,