Abandoned in a box of dirt. A mysterious note written in an ancient language. Left where people would find him. He's a tiny puffball with with a dark secret!
The Monroe family has rescued a baby and brought it home with them.
The boys, Toby (the youngest) and Pete (the eldest), are completely enchanted with the soft, black and white bundle of fur now in their family’s care. Mom and Dad Monroe are also falling for the new long-eared member of their family, and for the most part, so is Harold, their dog.
But, for all the feel-good lovey-dovey cuddles, embraces, ooohing and aahing over the recently rescued baby rabbit, Chester the cat smells a rat ...
Veryyyy strange things have been happening at the Monroe house since the bunny arrived, especially at night. After his family has tucked themselves in for the evening and are snoozing away in their rooms, Chester has been propped in a chair, diligently researching books in Prof. Monroe’s library, seeking an explanation for the weird nightly occurrences.
He suspects he knows the answer and to his horror, is convinced that the bunny’s presence has put the entire household in terrible danger. He’ll have to take drastic measures to protect them and ultimately rid them of this clear and present danger especially since the threat is only obvious to him.
At first, Harold deemed the cat's suspicions to be ridiculous, but as the number of mysterious incidents climb and more clues of inexplicable mischief surface, his idea of exactly what their new family member is, has come unhinged. Still, he's unsure of whether to feel threatened by signs they're seeing, or at least Chester is seeing, them, and is still speculating as to where his loyalties should lay.
Could such a tiny, soft and beautiful creature really be a threat to his family?
The longer the bunny stays, the more attached and comfortable with it Harold and the other Monroes are becoming. And yet, Chester is so smart and so well read ... he's making it tough to know which side to take, or if he should take one at all.
If he sides with Bunnicula, he risks losing Chester’s long, well-established friendship. Yet, his big doggy-heart has deep wells of sympathy for the rescued baby bunny. He’s been unable to keep himself from developing a camaraderie with Bunnicula and has even begun feeling very protective toward him.
He’s soft and cuddly. He doesn’t take up much space. He doesn’t try to steal Harold’s food and has no interest in lapping up his water, or Chester’s food and milk either. He does wish Bunnicula were at least a little more active during the day, so he’d have someone to play with but the baby rabbit seems likely to be able to sleep through an earthquake ... until the sun sets. Once night-time arrives, he's awake.
Still, once you get past the tiny, sharp fangs, glowing eyes and preference for a liquid diet, what’s not to love about a cute, cuddly, baby bunny?
Will Chester win in his campaign to convince Harold that Bunnicula is a threat to their family? Or, will Harold wake up one night to find Bunnicula snuggling up to his neck for a midnight snack?
Find out in one of my all-time favorite kids-to-grownup books, Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery. (Today vegetables ... tomorrow the world!)
I read this book when I was a teenager. It belonged to my sister, and I almost snubbed it because the title (to my arrogant, little 13-year-old mind) was so juvenile. It really IS a book that's great for kids of pretty much any age, but I gotta tell you, it's an awesome read for anyone of ANY age and even for people who don't like to read!
If your library doesn't have a Bunnicula book, I have one description for it ... lameeeee!
Hope you'll click the pic or title link and check it out. I recommend reading it during one of those special times, sprinkled with a bit of rain and thunder and a cup of cocoa. Plan on your face being tired from all the smiles it will give you. Chester and Howard are the bomb and will have you ready to run out to the nearest all-night rescue to adopt a new fur-baby, or three!
It really is that fun of a read.
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