Bunnicula: The Graphic Novel (Bunnicula and Friends)

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Harold, a dog, and Chester, a cat, are companionable housemates. One evening, their family returns from the theater with a surprise. During the Monroes’ trip to the movie theater, they find a box with a small black and white bunny, whom they aptly name Bunnicula after their frightening movie choice, Dracula.

As nice as that sounds, Chester detects something ominous. The bunny sleeps all day and has strange markings on its face. His teeth are odd and he seems to be able to leave his cage without any hint as to how he escaped. Then, when vegetables turn up drained of color, Chester decides to set a trap and reveal Bunnicula for what he really is.

This graphic novel based on the 1979 chapter book of the same name seems bland at first as the entire book is black and white drawings. However, the dialogue and the use of stereotypes consistent with family pets create a thoroughly entertaining and humorous read. A graphic novel for this childhood classic was long overdue, and this one will be enjoyable to new readers as well as those who remember this from their youth.

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Author James Howe
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 128 pages
Publisher Atheneum
Publish Date 30-Aug-2022
ISBN 9781534421622
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Issue August 2022
Category Sequential Art