My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Harold the dog and Chester the cat enjoy intelligent conversation, warm milk, and the occasional belly rub at the hands of their human family, the Monroe’s.
Their quiet lives are turned inside out when the Monroe family brings home a small, white bunny with red eyes and a hand written note in an unknown language tied about his neck. The family names him Bunnicula.
Suspicions rise when vegetables begin to turn up white and drained of juice.
Chester, with the help of Harold, derives a plan to uncover the truth about their new house mate.
When Chester’s plans go awry and Harold befriends Bunnicula, how far will Chester go to reveal the supposed mortal danger he believes they are all in?
Howe has captured the essence of man’s best friend in Harold, and the conniving, self-importance of a cat in Chester. Their voices are fun and genuine and my daughter is ready to read the entire series.
Bunnicula is a children’s story that spans generation’s. Howe’s storytelling is the perfect addition to any emerging reader’s TBR list.