Saturday, May 25, 2013
Bunnicula, by Deborah and James Howe
Publisher: Listening Library
About 1.5 CDs
Narrated by Victor Garber
Source: Library book
Cover note: Not the cover of the audio collection I'm listening to. This one matches my old copy of Bunnicula.
Description: Beware the Hare. Is he or isn't he a vampire? Before it's too late, Harold the dog and Chester the cat must find out the truth about the newest pet in the Monroe household--a suspicious looking bunny with unusual habits . . . and fangs. (From the back of the audiobook.)
Review: This book is, still, a cute, fun read.
Allegedly written by Howard the dog, we get to watch Chester's frantic attempts to warn the Munroe family of the danger that lurks in the form of their new pet and, when that doesn't work, his various attempts to slay the vampire in their midst, from his rather bewildered perspective.
Needless to say, its pretty clear that the vampire is not actually dangerous, unless you're a vegetable, and everything ends happily.
I loved this book as a kid, and it doesn't seem to have any references that would make it seem dated to a modern audience.