BUNNICULA IS 40!
Can you believe it? Bunnicula was published in 1979, and now here is this fun (and fuzzy) 40th anniversary edition for old and new fans alike!
Here are a few images of Bunnicula over the years.
Getting this edition of the book ready and out has been a lot of fun. Last year we had an "almost-40" celebration of Bunnicula with a big event, complete with music, slides, and a conversation with my fellow author and friend, Roni Schotter.
And more recently, I signed 6,000 (!!) copies of the book for independent bookstore promotions and a big push by Barnes & Noble. Now I should tell you that when you're signing 6,000 copies you need to follow a few simple guidelines:
Don't try to do it all in one day!
Don't even think about signing your full name. The special edition signature is my initials, but I think they're pretty neatly done. I hope you'll agree!
Rest your hand regularly, take breaks to move around, and drink lots of water.
You'll need help. My helpers included my editor, Julia McCarthy, and a number of other valiant publishing souls who managed to keep their sense of humor even as they unloaded and reloaded box after box after box.
DON'T COMPLAIN! How lucky am I to get to sign my name on my book 6,000 times?!
The Bunnicula Books
PRAISE FOR the Bunnicula Series
Bunnicula on TV
BUNNICULA is now a cartoon series on Boomerang and Boomerang.com! I love it! It’s funny, it’s silly, it’s just a little scary, and it’s completely off-the-wall!
So, okay, there are some differences from the books: The stories are set in a haunted apartment building in New Orleans, where the Monroes (now Mr. Monroe and his teenage daughter Mina) live with dog Harold, cat Chester, and vegetarian vampire Bunnicula, who has all kinds of super powers he never had before. But the series has the same wacky humor as the books and I guarantee it will make you laugh.
Check your Boomerang network schedule to see when Bunnicula is playing where you live. Another way to see all 40 episodes of Season 1 is to buy the DVD. It’s available through many online sellers, including Amazon.
You can also watch the intro theme song to the show on YouTube.
The Bunnicula Series
The Monroes have gone on vacation, leaving Harold and Chester at Chateau Bow-Wow—not exactly a four-star hotel. Soon animals start disappearing, and there are whispers of murder. Is checkout time at Chateau Bow-Wow going to come earlier than Harold and Chester anticipated?
Bunnicula Ready to Read
Tales from the House of Bunnicula
But back to my story: It's about how a talented and lovable (not to mention smart) wirehaired dachshund puppy named Howie saves the world from a disgusting, evil menace named...oops, that would give away the story.
In this book the lovable and smart (not to mention talented) wirehaired dachshund puppy named Howie and his friend, the beautiful and brilliant Delilah, face their biggest challenge yet: the Mind Swappers from Asteroid 6!
It’s about a lovable and smart (not to mention cute) orphan wirehaired dachshund puppy named Howie, who has a mysterious pain in his leg and is mysteriously invited to attend the Dogwiz Academy for Canine Conjurers.
Things really get exciting when Howie and his best friend, the smart and well-read Delilah, find a time machine and travel back to ancient Egypt where they uncover...the mystery of the Pharaoh's tomb!!!
Bunnicula Related Titles
Bunnicula the vampire bunny and his three animal friends offer a host of fun-time activities, including puns, puzzles, riddles, magic tricks, word games, fun facts, mazes, and twenty-four colorful stickers.
An exciting pop-up book finds Bunnicula, the vampire bunny, and all his animal friends, including Harold the Dog and Chester the Cat, making complete chaos out of the country fair.
Bursting with fun for Bunnicula fans, this book is filled with goofy jokes and ridiculous riddles—some of them variations of old favorites, some of them brand now, and all related to Bunnicula characters and themes.