From the Publisher
"Bunnicula is the kind of story that does not age, and in all probability, will never die. Or stay dead, anyway. . . ." Neil Gaiman
"Bunnicula was one funny, scary, must-read vampire bunny when he first showed up. He hasn't changed a bit. Very scary. Very funny." Jon Scieszka
"As a kid, I saw the classic movie Dracula and became instantly afraid of vampires. Many years later, I read the classic children's book Bunnicula. Now in addition to vampires I am also afraid of bunnies. I hope you're happy, Jim." Barbara Park
"James Howe is the king! Bunnicula rules!!!" Dav Pilkey
Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
Bunnicula, the vampire rabbit has delighted children for more that twenty-five years. The latest tale has to do with a prize that Pete won. His winning essay has his favorite author, M. T. Graves, coming for a visit to his school. It is even more exciting because Graves has agreed to stay with the Monroe family instead of going to a hotel. The other family pets, Chester, Harold, and Howie, are afraid for Bunnicula because he is to stay in the room with Graves and his pet, Edgar Allan Crow. They know that in the "Flesh Crawlers" books (written by Graves), pets always have terrible things happen to them and they are worried that Bunnicula will serve as a model for the next book. Also of great concern is a flock of distinctly unfriendly crows that has taken up residence in the yard. Will Chester, Harold, and Howie be able to thwart the creepy Graves and save Bunnicula? The black-and-white illustrations, especially those of Graves, are a perfect addition to the story. All collections should definitely have this book. Part of the "Bunnicula" series.
School Library Journal
In this seventh adventure featuring the veggie-vampire and his cohorts, the Monroe family is playing host to M. T. Graves, creator of the gruesome, popular "FleshCrawlers" series. While Pete and Toby are excited to meet a real-live author, their pets aren't happy about the visitor. First, Graves has brought along Edgar Allan Crow, a strange, silent bird. Furthermore, the yard is suddenly infested with dozens of other crows-squawking, calling, and obviously waiting for something-or someone. Worst of all, M. T. seems to be taking an unhealthy interest in Bunnicula. Chester the cat tries desperately to convince the other pets that Graves intends to use their long-eared friend for some fiendish purpose. Sheepdog Howard isn't persuaded, but then the vampire bunny mysteriously disappears. Can the Monroe pets find their friend in time-and discover what the weird writer is really up to? As always, much of the book's humor comes from the interplay among the animals. Chester's melodramatic imagination sees sinister plots everywhere, while laid-back Howard tries to keep the neurotic cat in balance. Aspiring author Howie, meanwhile, puppy-worships their famous visitor and is continually trying to get writing tips. The writing style is a mixture of chills and chuckles, and the black-and-white pencil drawings are appropriately eerie. Underlying all the fun is a quiet celebration of writing and the power of friendship and inspiration.
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