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Preview — Return to Howliday Inn by James Howe
Return to Howliday Inn (Bunnicula #5)
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....more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more