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Return to Howliday Inn (Bunnicula #5)

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  1,982 ratings  ·  43 reviews

Return to Howliday Inn

The animals sense something is wrong in the Monroe house. Howie is racing around on his little dachshund legs pretending he's chasing hubcaps at the Indianapolis Five Hundred, Bunnicula is hopping all over his cage as if he's dancing on hot tar, and Harold is desperately trying to get some sleep. Chester insists something terrible is about to happen.

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Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 1st 1993 by Avon / Camelot (first published 1992)
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Myles
Revisiting the scene of their greatest success, Return to Howliday Inn does a fair job of invoking that faux-fearful atmosphere, but, again, it's all too rushed.

This is the last of the five Bunnicula books I wanted to reread, and having them all in paperback and next to each other it's obvious that the first Howliday Inn is twice as long as the other books. Bunnicula can be excused as a first attempt, but it was clear to me as a kid and even more so now, that Howliday Inn as the most developed w
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Allison Fraclose for TeensReadToo.com

Once again, the Monroes are going on vacation, and Harold and Chester find themselves back at Chateau Bow-wow.

Of the three pets (not including Bunnicula, who again gets to stay with friends rather than at the creepy "Howliday Inn"), only Howie the dachshund puppy is excited to be there, since it is, after all, where he was born. Harold and Chester, however, are understandably wary of the place, given that, the last time they were there, they had
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Lynn
Ok I know it's silly that I gave this 5 stars. It's not an award-winning peace of writing. And yet I've loved it since I was a kid and I love it still. Why? I don't know. This book is wonderful. Whenever I feel down, I go and read this book and I feel better. That is MY definition of a five-star worthy book, and this book certainly deserves it.
Skylar Burris
I guess my daughter liked this quite a bit; it’s the first chapter book she’s persuaded me to read her in one sitting. It has suspense for the kids, and a lot of amusing literary jokes for the adults.
Jillian
Humorous animals + Hamlet jokes. How can you go wrong?
Individualfrog
Unlike the other Bunnicula books I've read to my niece, I didn't have this one as a kid and had never read it. Maybe for that reason, I found it much the scariest of the lot, and also the most poignant. (My niece, on the other hand, didn't seem the slightest bit bothered by the grisly image of disinterred bones, and didn't seem particuarly touched by the ending, though she loved it as she always loves "Chester books".) I wish there had been more for Howie to do (he was more entertaining in The C ...more
Sammy Holthaus
It wasn't the best book I've read, but it's not half bad and surprisingly a little creepy. It's an easy, quick, read. If you need to get a book done and such little time to, this is the book for you. The Monroe's are a family of 4. They also haves many pets, including 2 dogs, Howie, and Harold, a bunny, Bunnicula, and a cat named Chester. But this story is only based on 3 of the pets, and the narration of Harold. The family has decided they would like to go on a vacation somewhere, but can't bri ...more
Frank
This book is also a funny one.In the book the main characters are animals that get taken to an animal shelter because the family that owns them is out for vacation.So while in the shelter they discover new friends and also some misteries about speaking bones...
Xyra
This is the third Bunnicula book I have read and loved. This one you really shouldn't read without reading Howliday Inn first. There are many references back to the first without a lot of explanation - even I had to search my memory a little to have everything make sense.

Part of me was disappointed by the book description by the book description. Jill and Dr. Greenbriar were supposed to make things better, a lot better, and the description made it sound as if they failed. Things were not worse i
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Kathy Davie
Fifth in the Bunnicula children’s series, Return to Howliday Inn sees Chester, Howard, and Howie back to Chateau Bow-wow when the Monroes take a vacation. It’s a paranormal experience for the three pets when bones talk, disembodied voices speak, and mysteries require solving. What is the dread secret that threatens them all? Why hasn’t Hamlet’s Archie returned for him yet? What happened to Rosebud? And what is this breakfast of paste-and-kitty-litter-pudding? It’s gruel and unusual punishment is ...more
Dolly
Nov 21, 2011 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read longer chapter books
We've been working our way slowly through the Bunnicula series by James Howe and our girls just love them. The stories are just scary enough, with endings that show that nothing was what it seemed and there was nothing to be frightened of after all.

This story takes us back to Chateau Bow-Wow for more fun and scares at the kennel. This is another story without Bunnicula, and it makes me wonder just a little bit why the series is called "Bunnicula" when most of the tales don't feature him at all
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hpboy13
This book is somewhat different from the other Bunnicula books - while the humor and creepiness are there as usual, there is also a lot of heart in this book. The latter third of the book was surprisingly touching, cementing this books place as one of the best Bunnicula books.

It also breaks the formula in other ways. For starters, Chester is no longer the crazy one coming up with outlandish theories - all of the animals wholeheartedly believe in the paranormal around them. The animals also behav
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Noelle
Somehow I missed this entry in the Bunnicula series when I was a kid. Just as charming as the others.
Foxglow
I had fun reading these to my kids. They are also fun to read to your grandkids.
H.L. Stephens
So much fun at any age but loved reading them as a kid.
david w. rong
Great book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Greta
Normally I wouldn't include books like this, however it met the criterion of being over 100 pages so...

It was a "gift" to the kids which we read so we could pass it on. The story was lame. I'm not really into talking animals, I guess. There were some smart-assed bits (for example, two mischievious cats named Felony and Miss Demeanor) which were cheesy but added some punches into a very dull story. I won't even bother going into it. Beckett liked it, though.
Jocelyn Renaud
This is the book where Chester, Harold and Howie return to Chateau DE Bow-Wow. They meet old friends and some new ones as well. Then a secret is revealed, you will to read it to discover the secret. I would recommend this book to anyone who has read the Bunnicula Series. This would be a difficult read if you have not read the rest of the series.
Anna Robertson
Once I read Howliday Inn, I was happy to find out there was a sequel. I would say this one wasn't as good as the first one, but it was still cute and had a good mystery to it. This book is best for children who love animals and enjoy a good mystery or what you would call "spooky" for someone younger.
Alyssa
this one was definitely a good follow up to the first howliday inn. it was good with new characters and new events and it was remarkable to see the things chester got himself into! but this book was one of the better and i would gladly recommend it to all.
Matthew
My boys and I are continuing to love this series. This was one of my personal favorites. I think Howe is finding a better balance between goofiness and actually having something happen. Looking forward to the next one.
Twyla
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Jason
Another read aloud bedtime book with the girls. This one felt a little thin, though it made the girls laugh and always wonder what was coming next.
Sheila Rowe
Great books for elementary/middle schoolers. One of my favorites as a child. Plus, parents can enjoy it, too, if reading along with their kids.
Lugene
Love those crazy animals and their vivid imaginations. It's something to read in an evening if you want to smile and enjoy a laugh.
Hailey
rrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadddddddddddiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggg..............{reading}
Melissa Nunez
I read this book in September 26, 2008 . I found the book in the bin called fantasy u-z in Ms.Woodards classroom.
Katherine
This one was hilarious! I think that Howe has a great way of telling a story and keeping it interseting and exciting!
Marissa
I really enjoy this series :) Its a very cute and funny series! Perfect lounge on the couch reading! :D
Tiffiny
My 10-yr-old son read this one and I look forward to reading it. He giggled a lot.
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James Howe has written more than eighty books in the thirty-plus years he's been writing for young readers. It sometimes confuses people that the author of the humorous Bunnicula series also wrote the dark young adult novel, The Watcher, or such beginning reader series as Pi
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