Re-visiting Childhood: The Bunnicula Series

October 13, 2016

Hey Gang!

 Got a little jaunt down memory lane for you today. In perfect keeping with the style of my blog and the fact that the story itself works perfectly with Halloween, I figured it would be fun to tell you guys all about one of my favorite Children's Books. Not sure if I've shared this before, but before I graduated from College,  when I had a lot more time on my hands, I was a voracious Reader.
I always had piles and piles of books whenever I left the library. The local library near my parents house, has librarians that still remember my wagon. I was 5, when I signed the back of my library card, I spelled my last name wrong, switching the locations of the I and the A.
 Of all the books and series that I read, one I thoroughly continue to enjoy and would pass on to any future children, would be the Bunnicula Series, By Deborah and James Howe. The Monroe's have two pets, Chester, a cat who reads and has enough sarcasm to go toe to toe with Veronica Mars, and Harold, a friendly dog who likes to eat, has the job of being the eyes that the story is read through. The sons find an adorable bunny rabbit after seeing Dracula in the theater. An all white bunny with a triangular piece of black fur, which looks particularly like a cape. They bring home the bunny, name it Bunnicula, and the story pretty much writes itself. Chester believes he is a vampire, that steals the blood (juice) from vegetables, which turns them a ghastly white color, and if they aren't staked with toothpicks, then they come back to life, to terrorize the neighborhood.
 I first discovered the series on cassette, and I was listening to it constantly, Staying up late, clutching the covers whenever the music turned a little scary, or when a character popped up and scared Harold. Which even though he is the protagonist, happened pretty often. It was difficult for me to find the entire series when I was going to the library, so I never finished the series. One day on a whim, I decided to stop in to Half Price Books (This is not sponsored by the way) lo and behold there they were, five of the seven. I already owned Bunnicula, a rabbit tale of mystery, and was able to order the missing book through HPB, and they shipped it right to my house!! I wish the clerk would have told me that Return to Howliday Inn was a hardback, but other than that no qualms. I get to share one of my favorite book series with you and Alex, and I have a keepsake, that I can perhaps pass down to my *future* children. (Books and Cats don't mix people.)

 Have you read Bunnicula? Do you have any childhood favorites to share? Chat on Twitter with me.

   Until Next Time, Stay Nerdy, ~Spokhette!~


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