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It's Halloween night and spooky things are going on at the Monroe house. The wind is howling. The walls are creaking. Howie, the little dachshund, is scared silly. And Chester, of course, is sure the vampire bunny, Bunnicula, is up to something. Harold would just as soon sleep through the whole scary night, but then a witch sneaks into the Monroes' kitchen and starts stirring up a witch's brew. Will Bunnicula be its main ingredient? Before you say BOO! it's Harold, Chester, and ...
It's Halloween night and spooky things are going on at the Monroe house. The wind is howling. The walls are creaking. Howie, the little dachshund, is scared silly. And Chester, of course, is sure the vampire bunny, Bunnicula, is up to something. Harold would just as soon sleep through the whole scary night, but then a witch sneaks into the Monroes' kitchen and starts stirring up a witch's brew. Will Bunnicula be its main ingredient? Before you say BOO! it's Harold, Chester, and Howie to the rescue.
Harold, Chester, and Howie have a harrowing Halloween night worrying about Bunnicula as well as about a witch who comes into the house.
Halloween is always spooky at our house.There are grinning pumpkins and scary costumes and tricky tricks and yummy treats.
Of course the treats are my favorite part.
Especially the chocolate ones.
I live with the Monroes -- Toby, Pete, and Mr. and Mrs. Monroe. They are human, but I don't hold that against them.Chester lives here too. He's a cat. Enough said.Howie is a puppy, and Bunnicula is a rabbit.Rabbits don't usually do much.Hop around. Wiggle their whiskers. Look cute.
The thing is, Bunnicula is no ordinary rabbit, but more about him later.
As I was saying, Halloween can be spooky around here.
But this year things were even spookier than usual.It all started when the Monroes left us alone.
"Where have they gone this time?" Howie whimpered.
He hates to be left alone.
"I think they said something about a costume party," I said with a yawn.
"I guess they have better things to do than sleep," Chester said.
I yawned again. "What could be better than sleep? Except eating, of course."
"Harold, you should really try to stay awake," Chester said.
"Why?" I asked.
"Because it's a dark and stormy night!" Chester cried.
"So, don't you remember what happened on that other dark and stormy night?" Chester demanded.
I thought about it for a minute.
Chester nodded again.
"In that case, I was definitely under the covers -- asleep!"
"No, you weren't," Chester said. "You were standing right beside me when they brought that monster home."
"M-m-m-monster?" Howie asked.
"He means Bunnicula." I sighed.
Chester blames Bunnicula for all the strange things that go onaround here. And believe me, a lot of strange things go on around here.
"That rabbit is up to something, I just know it," Chester said.
We all turned to look at Bunnicula.
He was sitting in his cage, wide awake.
Bunnicula is awake only at night.
Chester says it's because he's a vampire bunny.
I don't argue with Chester. It's bad for my health.
"I have a plan," Chester said.
"No! No plans!" I cried.
Chester's plans are really bad for my health.
"This plan is simple. Nothing to it," Chester said. "All you have to do is sit here and keep an eye on Bunnicula."
"Why?" I groaned.
"Because it's Halloween!" Chester cried. "Who knows what vampire bunnies get up to on Halloween?"
Text copyright © 1989, 2005 by James Howe
Posted September 29, 2009
I have been reading this story to my class for the past ten years and it is still one of my favorites. The characters are just lovable. The children listen intently to find out what is going to happen.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.