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Sep. 12th, 2018


[info]katara

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Title: Nighty-Nightmare (Bunnicula #4)
Author: James Howe, Leslie H. Morrill (Illustrator)
Format: Epub
Rating: 4/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: September 11, 2018 to September 12, 2018
Book Summary: An overnight camping trip! Not Harold's idea of fun. Too many mosquitoes, ticks and cockleburs. But when the Monroe family set out, their faithful dog Harold was with them, mostly because he remembered that camping could also bring s'mores and toasted marshmallows. Howie, the other family dog, and Chester the cat were also included in the trip. Only Chester thought the idea was completely insane. The woods, he informed Harold, were not only full of cockleburs and ticks, but of spirits, evil spirits who prey on the innocent. And on this, the worst night of the year -- St. George's Eve, when all spirits are set loose -- who knew what could happen. What Harold knew was that Chester was a well read, over-stimulated cat, full of weird ideas. He did not take Chester's worries too seriously. He had s'more to think about. But then, the Monroes set up camp near two strange men and their even stranger dog, and things began to happen that made even Harold wonder. Could Chester be right?

This begins a long night, full of terrors and alarms, full of Chester's horrifying tale of how Bunnicula, the vampire bunny, was born and came to America, full of storms and a total sense of danger; and at the end came surprises that even Chester could not have predicted.

Once again, the Monroe family may be the victims of evil forces or only of Chester's strange imagination. But whichever, the result is suspenseful and very, very funny.
Book Review: I have been trying to keep my promise of reading an entire series before I go onto another book be it single or a series. I hate leaving a series and then coming back to read the book next in line and end up forgetting things that force me to read the entire series again. >>

I have to admit this series has been quite a bit of fun and I am glad I have been keeping faithful to finishing it up.

In this book, we find that Mr. Monroe - with a bit of help from Harold, our little canine narrator for these books - has decided to take the family on a bit of a camping trip. Of course, this means Harold, Chester the cat, and the newest addition to the family a pup named Howie. Unfortunately Bunnicula, the so-called vampire bunny is being left behind. As the family settles in to an enjoyable camping trip, our animal friends decide to go out into the woods only to become lost. For Chester, our ever-loving gothic-reading, conspiracy theorist, decides to use this time to spin a tale of vampirism and a mad scientist.

I don't want to give up too much of the story but this one was once more another fun read. I have really enjoyed these books immensely. I do, however, tend to feel sorry for Bunnicula every time Chester is around. Chester seems to find conspiracy or some sort of evilness in everything. Recently Chester had a belief that Bunnicula was draining all of the vegetables in order to create minions. Thankfully Harold is more the level headed of the two and has saved Bunnicula from whatever plan Chester has made.

This series is really fun and I highly recommend this series to any parent whom is trying to get their child into reading. This may just be something they will definitely enjoy.

Sep. 11th, 2018


[info]katara

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Title: The Celery Stalks at Midnight (Bunnicula #3)
Author: James Howe, Leslie H. Morrill (Illustrator)
Format: Epub
Rating: 4/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: September 10, 2018 to September 11, 2018
Book Summary: HARE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW

Bunnicula is missing! Chester is convinced all the world's vegetables are in danger of being drained of their life juices and turned into zombies. Soon he has Harold and Howie running around sticking toothpicks through hearts of lettuce and any other veggie in sight. Of course, Chester has been known to be wrong before...but you can never be too careful when there's a vampire bunny at large!
Book Review: Another really great addition to the series.

In this book, we find our ever-favorite rabbit has returned. This time there is a new addition to the group. A young pup named Howie whom calls Harold "Uncle" and has latched onto Chester calling him "Pop" much to the chagrin of the cat. One day, Bunnicula disappears and vegetables are being found drained of their juices and turned white. Chester believes that Bunnicula is trying to gather minions to take over the world. Armed with toothpicks as stakes, the three set out to stop Bunnicula from gathering an army.

I swear this one was hilarious. I think it is time to take any sort of gothic novels or Stephen King books that cat comes up with sorts of theories that pull poor Harold and Howie into them. I am surprised that Harold has not put a stop to any of Chester's crazy antics and theories. I know he has tried to get Chester to believe that Bunnicula is not always evil but he has never gone out of his way to show that Chester that his crazy theories are just that - theories - and reading into them only causes trouble.

And Howie is a little nice addition to the group. I am really surprised that Chester has allowed him to call him "Pops" and latched himself to him. I can only surmise that somewhere deep within Chester that he does have a soft spot for the pup.

I wish this series had been around when I was a little girl because I would have latched onto it the moment it was in my hands. I like this series but I think the younger me would have loved it more than anything.