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The Celery Stalks at Midnight (Bunnicula and Friends)

(Book #3 in the Bunnicula Series)

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This description may be from another edition of this product. 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...

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A clever romp through the mind of a zany cat and his two canine companions!

Harold thought that all of Chester's fears and concerns regarding Bunnicula and the fact that he was a vampire ended long ago, when he was placed on a liquid diet of vegetable juice. But, when Bunnicula disappears from his cage, and Chester begins locating various pieces of vegetables that have been drained of their juices, and have turned completely white, he puts on his detective hat once more, and begins investigating the mysterious occurrences. Of course, this time there are some differences involving his investigation. One, he has lost all track of Bunnicula, and can't find him anywhere, no matter how hard he looks. And, even worse, the Monroes seem to be oblivious to the fact that the freaky-deaky rabbit has disappeared from his cage, and won't listen to Chester's cries of concern for the MIA bunny; and two, this time, Chester doesn't have just Harold as his sidekick in his quest for justice, he also has Howie, the Monroes new dachshund puppy who happens to have a howl that could wake the dead, and a wish to be Chester's very own son. While Howie could easily get on Chester's nerves, he's taking the little guys affections in stride, and using them in an attempt to get Howie to side with him and his thoughts on little Bunnicula, as opposed to following the lead of the disbelieving Harold, who wants nothing more than to think the best of the little guy. As Chester, Harold, and Howie begin their search, they find themselves in the throes of a town filled with white vegetables. White vegetables that they are staking with toothpicks, to prevent them from coming to life and following Bunnicula's vegetable-draining ways. However, as the three siblings cavort and romp through various backyards and homes to locate Bunnicula, they encounter an array of animals who are interested in one thing: taking them down. BUNNICULA was enjoyable, HOWLIDAY INN was riveting, but with THE CELERY STALKS AT MIDNIGHT, James Howe has most definitely outdone himself. As with the two previous installments, Chester and Harold are as delightful as ever. Chester's quest for justice, and his wacky mind put together make him an irresistible character - if not slightly insane - and will leave readers laughing out loud; while the food-loving Harold's disbelief about Bunnicula is catching, making the reader question whether or not Bunnicula truly is, or isn't, a vampire. However, it is the introduction of Howie that makes THE CELERY STALKS AT MIDNIGHT shine. Howie is the equivalent of Scooby-Doo's nephew, Scrappy-Doo. His aspirations to be just like Chester are off-beat, while his penchant for telling ridiculous jokes at all the wrong times are side-splitting funny. His howl, of course, gives his personality a slightly eerie side; but his love of peanut butter (something most dogs avoid) more than makes up for it. As with BUNNICULA, the fanged bunny doesn't make much of an appearance in THE CELERY STALKS AT MIDNIGHT; but the combining personalities of Harold, Chester, and Howie

Bunnicula the vampire bunny is on the loose.

Bunnicula is a vampire bunny and he is on the loose. The Monroes, the family who owns Bunnicula, really don't have a clue about his escape. Bunnicula's pals Harold, Chester, and Howie are there to track him down in order to stop disaster. Chester has a theory that if Bunnicula bites the vegetables in everyone's garden they will turn into vampire vegetables and then attack the town. The message to the readers relays that ones mind can jump to many conclusions from the simple to the bazaar. Chester's idea of what may happen is defiantly leaning towards the bazaar. I like Celery Stalks at Midnight because the author told the story using animals which creates a hilarious picture in my mind.I recommend this book to all ages because of the animals and the mysterious happenings.

The Best Bunnicula Book!

This is the best Bunnicula book written. I have read the whole series and this is the best!

It was awesome

The book was fun. We like the part when they go to the dump. We like the thoping part. the book was very funny. It made me happy inside. At a few parts it was scarey. The story was cool. you should read this book.

Incredibly Clever

This book is a must for every children's library. It is a wonderfully clever story told from the point of view of everyday house pets. Vampirish bunnnies, zombie-like vegetables, and toothpick trouble join together to make a fantastic, fun tale.
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