Book Review: Deborah and James Howe’s Bunnicula

Posted March 1, 2009 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews, Middle-Grade readers

I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Deborah and James Howe’s Bunnicula



Deborah Howe, James Howe

concept book, fantasy that was published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers on August 8, 2006 and has 98 pages.

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Illustrator: Alan Daniel
Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Nighty-Nightmare, Return to Howliday Inn, Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow

First in the Bunnicula urban fantasy series for middle-grade readers and revolving around a suspicious cat and an accepting dog.

In 1983, Bunnicula won the Nene Award and the Sunshine State Young Readers Award. In 1982, it won the Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader’s Choice Award, the Iowa Children’s Choice Award, the New Mexico Land of Enchantment Award, and the Oklahoma Sequoyah Award. In 1982, Bunnicula won the South Carolina Book Award for Children’s Book Award, the Golden Sower Award for Intermediate Category, and the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award.

My Take

The bunny every child wants in his corner! Never to be tortured with vegetables again…wahooo! It was a quick, fun read and written from a different perspective…the family dog.

Think Bugs Bunny in terms of appeal for children and adults. My kittens were thoroughly discombobulated by my guffaws!

Fabulous children’s story! And yet another take on the vampire world! Do not pass this up…it’s too funny.

The Title

The title is that kwazy wabbit…Bunnicula!!