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Night of the Living Cuddle Bunnies

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Twelve-year-old Devin Dexter has a problem. Well, actually, many of them. His cousin, Tommy, sees conspiracies around every corner. And Tommy thinks Devin’s new neighbor, Herb, is a warlock—but nobody believes him. Even Devin’s skeptical. But soon strange things start happening. Things like the hot new Christmas toy, the Cuddle Bunny, coming to life.

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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 29th 2017 by Sky Pony
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Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it


Fright Night meets Gremlins meets Child’s Play! That’s what you get when you devour this book. Not only was it funny as hell, but it was full of action, and creepiness. Devin is such a great main character that you learn to empathize with and his best friend/cousin Tommy was my favorite though, he reminded me a lot of Evil Ed from Fright Night and that made the reading experience 10x better. I’m excited for the sequel and now that I know it is about vampires, the Fright Night thing w
Kerry Cerra
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mg
I can't remember the last time I read a book that was this much fun. I laughed my way throughout, and I found myself genuinely trying to foresee the outcome--with no success. Jonathan Rosen has written a hilarious tale that will keep you guessing right up until the end. Kudos on a wonderful debut. ...more
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.1

Imagine a new neighbor moves in across the street and with the things you see going into the house, you believe it is a witch. Now imagine you think that this same witch (which turns out to be a man so he would actually be a warlock) is on to you and sends a killer stuffed animal bunny into your house. This is what is happening to Devin Dexter and his cousin Tommy. When Herb moves in across the street things start going downhill for Devin and Tommy. As Devi
Wendy MacKnight
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-reads

When a suspected warlock named Herb moves across the street, the fate of the neighbourhood lies in the hands of the only two people who suspect the truth: twelve-year-old Devin and his cousin Tommy. Add in some cuddle bunny toys, a magical potion, and a whiny kid sister who won't take no for an answer, well, you've got yourself quite an adventure! I laughed out loud so many times during this book! There are also thrills and chills galore, for our hero must face down an army
Gaby Triana
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A story combining middle graders, horror, humor, and death bunnies. What could go wrong? A lot. Jonathan is one of the funniest voices in MG today, and Night of the Living Cuddle Bunnies will have you laughing late into the night long after your mom has declared bedtime.
Nick Tomlinson
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Honestly? I liked the look of Jonathan Rosen's 'From Sunset to Sunrise', coveted it for my Halloween reading list, discovered it was the second in a series, and slightly reluctantly bought this, its predecessor, which I thought looked too comic for my tastes. Surprise! It turned out to be as gorgeous a tribute to the horror/fun classic films of my youth (Gremlins, Fright Night etc.) as I could have hoped to stumble on.

Devin Dexter is a nice kid. He has a superbly bratty younger sister Abby, who
Lisa Holloway
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My almost 10 year old son has a new favorite book! He absolutely loved Night of the Living Cuddle Bunnies. I read this book to him. It had been a long time since we both looked forward to reading together at night. Tonight will be a let down since we got to the end of this book last night.

My son was engaged the entire time and always wanted to read more. We talked about the book and his comprehension of it was excellent. It is recommended for ages 8-12 and I think that is right on, except that
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Night of the Living Cuddle Bunnies by Jonathan Rosen is a spooky book full of good humor. The story is about a 12-year-old boy named Devin Dexter whose cousin thinks Devin’s new neighbor is a warlock! No one believes them because well kids make up weird stories and come to odd conclusions pretty often. Strange things are amiss like the popular for Christmas stuffed bunny toys coming to life and behaving in dangerous ways!

The characters are believable and quite interesting with all their quirks.
Laura Mossa
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Devin is an ordinary 12-year-old boy.  He desperately wants an iPhone and his little sister Abby gets on his nerves with her constant temper tantrums.  When movers carry in a huge pot and giant glass ball to a house across the street from Devin's family, his cousin Tommy is convinced that the new neighbor is a warlock.  Normally, Devin does not believe in Tommy's conspiracy theories, but his feelings begin to waver when Herb comes over for dinner and then the next day when he drops off a Cuddle ...more
Jarrett Lerner
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A delightfully outrageous and outrageously funny book for readers of all ages, but especially middle grade ones who might like a wry, irreverent horror story. If you tossed Stephen King, Monty Python, and Sesame Street into a blender and turned it up to 11, you might get something like NIGHT OF THE LIVING CUDDLE BUNNIES. But not quite, because Jonathan Rosen is a unique talent all his own.

The fast-paced plotting and constant laughs will keep you eagerly turning pages until the very last one, and
Debbie Reed Fischer
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Evil bunnies? Warlocks? Magic? Adventure? Author Jonathan Rosen has given readers a winning combination of funny and scary in this wild, entertaining book. This fast-paced novel was a pure joy to read, laugh-out-loud hilarious and unpredictable. I particularly liked the witty banter between characters, as well as the touching blend of humor and heart as Dexter navigates his relationships with friends and family. Perfect for middle grade readers - although this adult reader loved it as well! I ca ...more
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mentor
In a genuine "boy" voice that will appeal to all, Devin battles an army of evil cuddle bunnies (will remind you of Teddy Ruxpin or Furbies depending on your age) brought to life by his dorky neighbor (secretly a resume-grubbing, evil warlock of course). Hilarious and timely without trying to be, this is a book you should plan to read in one - long - sitting.
Rosen's greatest skill, in addition to brilliant concept, is his taking just enough of a character archetype to orient the reader, and twis
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Devin has a new neighbor and he and his cousin Tommy think he's a warlock. The neighbor gives Devin's sister a Cuddle Bunny, a popular toy, and it comes to life. When Devin tries to explain what is going on nobody believes him. In fact, they start to think he needs some counseling. It's up to Devin and his cousin to save their town from Cuddle Bunnies. This book is fast-paced and hilarious. It's also both evil and heart-warming. I think middle grade readers will be amused. ...more
Arianne Costner
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Would you like to see two tween boys wrapped in bubble wrap get attacked by an evil stuffed animal come to life? Then this book is for you! Seriously though, the writing and dialogue was so clever, I smiled and laughed the whole way through. Just the right amount of goofiness and ridiculous scenarios, coupled with lots of fun action that keeps you turning pages. I loved it!! 😂
Jo Butcher
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A hilarious book that will have parents reading and laughing along with their middle grader. Devin Dexter and his cousin Tommy thing their neighbor Herb is a warlock who has put a spell on the hottest toy of the season - a cuddle bunny. Can they stop Mr. Flopsy-Ears and the army of evil rabbits?
Sheryl Martin
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I won this from goodreads first reads and thoroughly enjoyed it! It was funny all the way through with a great creepiness factor without being terrifying. Really liked this one and am adding it to my son's middle grade collection ...more
Melody Maysonet
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book--and more importantly, so did my middle-grade son. Exciting, hilarious, and heart-warming.
Scott Vincent
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very funny book! Imaginative, fast-paced, with great one-liners that will have kids laughing out loud.
Kristiana Y. Sfirlea
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: spooky-mg
A nice execution of a really fun idea.
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Very creative!
Jun 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Devin and his cousin Tommy battle an evil menace when the hot new Christmas toy --the Cuddle Bunny--comes alive and bent on destruction and mayhem. MG Fantasy; Horror
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Absolutely loved this fast-moving, humorous tale! The banter between the protagonist and his cousin had me in stitches. Kids who have trouble finding books they enjoy will love this one!
Stacie Ramey
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jonathan Rosen's debut book is hilarious and fun! Kids will love watching as Devin and his cousin, Tommy, battle Cuddle Bunny toys that have somehow become animated and a threat to the town of Gravesend. The showdown in the mall is wildly imaginative as are the characters in this entertaining book. From the strange neighbor, Herb, who Tommy is convinced is a warlock, to Devin's little sister, Abby, each character takes the stage with their own agenda and their own memorable style. Read it for th ...more
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Jonathan Rosen’s wildly imaginative middle-grade debut, NIGHT OF THE LIVING CUDDLE BUNNIES, we meet twelve-year-old Devin Dexter, a good kid with a not-so-good problem: He’s being pursued by a posse of evil, trash-talking stuffed animals—aka “Cuddle Bunnies.” Devin's cousin Tommy thinks the Dexters' new neighbor, the seemingly mild-mannered Herb, is responsible for this hare-y mob, and worse, that Herb is a warlock. A badly dressed warlock, that is, with a penchant for puns and a weakness for ...more
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