Bunnicula Book Review
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Bunnicula book review

Deborah and James Howe
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Title: Bunnicula
Subtitle: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery

Author: Deborah and James Howe

Average number of words per page: between 50 and 100

STORY:
25 readers have rated this story.
Average story rating: 8.22/10.0
ILLUSTRATIONS:
25 readers have rated the illustrations.
Average illustration rating: 7.25/10.0

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Book review by: Vivian
age: 13

Review submitted on 04/30/2001 at 12:46:39

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Vivian writes the following about Bunnicula :
In the depths of the movie theater, the Monroes come across an interesting little stranger whom they decide to take home. This new guest - an adorable little bunny named Bunnicula - is not welcomed well by the family's cat - Chester - who believes that Bunnicula is actually a vampire bunny! Now with the help of a friend, Harold the Dog, Chester must convince the Monroes that Bunnicula is a threat to the household before it's too late!

Well, my friend was in the musical version of this children's book (The play was a total blast may I mention! It was hilarious!). After seeing it two times I decided to read the book as sort of a follow up. At first, reading the book seemed a little childish to me since I'm thirteen and consider myself - a freelance writer and notorious for reading "adult" books - a little too grown up for Bunnicula. Well, Bunnicula was one of the best books I read that year! The word use was completely spectacular. Simple enough for a child yet with a few vocabulary words that would force a child to pick up the old dictionary.

The storytelling is incredibly unique as the narrator is the dog who drops the document off at the "author's" house in the introduction. The main characters are likeable. I, myself, am partial toward Chester (probably since he reminds me quite a bit of myself!).

The illustrations are spectacular in the fine line-drawing and shading style and the book interplays mystery, drama, and comedy (Especially with lines like "I am in touch with the me-ness that is me and I can reach out to the you-ness that is you"). Well, I guess my end synopsis is that no matter how old you are you can still enjoy Bunnicula - possibly the best children's book of all time.

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