Book Review: James Howe’s Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow

Posted February 11, 2017 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews, Middle-Grade readers

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Book Review: James Howe’s Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow

Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow


James Howe

fiction that was published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers on October 1, 2006 and has 160 pages.

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Illustrator: Eric Fortune
Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Bunnicula, Nighty-Nightmare, Return to Howliday Inn

Seventh in the Bunnicula urban fantasy series for middle-grade readers and revolving around a suspicious cat and accepting dogs.

My Take

Yep, children are still safe from those pesky vegetables, as Bunnicula drains them to nothing…bwah-ha-ha…

Yet another quick and fun read with the perspective switching between Chester and Harold.

I do love an author who can pull in the literary references and have so much fun!

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

The Story

The Monroe house is going mad with excitement. Pete has just won a contest, and the prize is a school visit from none other than M. T. Graves, Pete’s idol and the bestselling author of the FleshCrawlers series. He’s even going to stay with the Monroes while he’s visiting!

Harold and Howie are thrilled, but Chester the cat is suspicious. Why does Graves dress all in black? Why doesn’t the beady-eyed crow perched on his shoulder say anything? Why has a threatening flock of crows invaded the backyard? And most worrisome of all: In each of the FleshCrawlers books, why does something bad always happen to the pets?

Suddenly, Graves’s interest in all of the animals — especially Bunnicula — looks far from innocent. It’s up to Chester, Harold, and Howie to find out if M. T. Graves and Edgar Allan Crow are really devising a plot to make their beloved bunny…NEVERMORE.

The Characters

Pete is the lucky son. Chester is the very suspicious cat. Harold and Howie are the happy-go-lucky pet dogs.

M.T. Graves is the author of the FleshCrawlers book series. Edgar Allan Crow is his pet bird.

The Cover and Title

The cover is a face-off: Edgar Allan Crow versus Bunnicula out on the lawn, their heads framing the fat, yellow, full moon in the darkening blue sky. The title is in a Gothic red for “Bunnicula” and black for the rest of the title at the very top. The author’s name is in script just below it.

The title is the confrontation, as Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow.