TITLE: Bunnicula: The Graphic Novel
AUTHOR: James Howe & Andrew Donkin
ILLUSTRATOR: Stephen Gilpin
AGE RANGE: Middle Grade
PUBLISHER: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Celebrate over forty years of the modern classic Bunnicula with this fang-tastic graphic novelization!
Beware the hare!
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! Could this innocent-seeming rabbit actually be a vampire?
A Bunnicula graphic novel?! Bunnicula was one of my all-time faves as a kid and this is so exciting. ♥ I have read the original book more times than I can count, but I think this adaptation might be even better somehow. Bunnicula is the kind of story that works so well in a visual format, and this was executed wonderfully. The art is fun and cute, the animals have expressive faces that are so endearing and lovable, and little Bunnicula himself is an absolute doll. Chester’s most hilarious moments are played out so well that I laughed out loud a lot reading this, and Harold, of course, is precious, wise, and charming.
If you’ve never read Bunnicula in any format, I highly recommend picking it up. Told through the perspective of Harold the dog, we watch the Monroe family adapt to life with a very odd new orphaned bunny who has a shocking, spooky secret. Chester the cat is a monster-obsessed bookworm with a very big imagination and some hilarious schemes to unveil Bunnicula’s true identity to the oblivious humans, and Harold finds himself torn between helping his old friend and protecting the new baby of the family. The entire story is so funny and zany and warm-hearted, and it has built itself a legacy amongst readers of all ages for a very good reason! I can’t wait to get a finished copy of this to read to my kiddo, and to re-read for myself many times over, just like the original!
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy! All thoughts are honest and my own.
— destiny ♥