No matter how you slice it, the fact of the matter is that I am a fan of both zombie vegetables AND mystery solving animals. I also quite like old school book covers and vampiric rabbits. Of course, I really took to The Celery Stalks At Midnight by James Howe, third in the Bunnicula series, gobbling it up during the April 2012 Dewey Readathon in an hour or so.
I did not read the second in the series, Howliday Inn, but I did not find myself confused, after all these books are aimed at children and haha I am good at filling in the blanks. Also, the author, James Howe does a bang up job at providing backstory so you aren’t left totally confused or anything.
Bunnicula, the vampire bunny, has mysteriously disappeared from his cage. The gardens in the neighborhood are beginning to fill with zombie vegetables that are white because they have no blood. Chester, Harold, and Howie the new puppy must figure out where Bunnicula went and prevent him from making new zombies.
Bro, this book, The Celery Stalks At Midnight is cute to the fifth power. Seriously, Chester the cat is the shit and he totally has my heart. Howie the puppy is mad annoying though, but oh my gosh do I LOVE mysteries and seeing the game try to solve it. It sucks to admit this but even as an adult I was not able to figure out what the solution was until the very end. I would say that you should grab this book for a laugh, if you have kids, or if you need something to pull you through a late hour at a readathon because it isn’t too terribly taxing and is at heart, a fun read.
Disclosure: Purchased copy at a library sale.
Other reviews of The Celery Stalks At Midnight by James Howe:
Story Snoops – “a suspenseful and funny mystery”
Bunnicula Series Order:
Bunnicula (Book One)
Howliday Inn (Book Two)
The Celery Stalks At Midnight (Book Three)