There are books so alive that you’re always afraid that while you weren’t reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river; while you went on living, it went on living too, and like a river moved on and moved away. No one has stepped twice into the same river. But did anyone ever step twice into the same book?
-- Marina Tsvetaeva

Young readersElementary readersUpper elementary readers
10 stars

Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery

AR: 4.2
Lexile: 700
RC: 4.9
by Deborah and James Howe     Illus. by Alan Daniel
Normal-length Picture Book
Genre: Funny Fantasy Fiction

Original post — Friday, August 26, 2005
ALA Notable Book

When a family finds a baby rabbit at a movie theater, their cat Chester becomes convinced that the bunny is a VAMPIRE! He tries everything to prove that this new pet is dangerous, pointing out the veggies that have mysteriously turned white overnight. Meanwhile, the family dog, who considers himself too educated to believe in such superstitions, is trying to protect the little bunny.

Told from the perspective of the family dog, Harold, this clever story is enjoyable and easy to read. If you are into vampires (like I am!) or even if you only know a little bit about them, you will REALLY enjoy this book.

(Last modified:08/24/2007)


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