Bunnicula is a popular children’s book written by James Howe. The story revolves around a family who adopts a mysterious rabbit named Bunnicula. However, this is no ordinary rabbit. Bunnicula has unusual behavior, including a fondness for vegetables and a peculiar ability to drain the color from them, leaving them white and drained of juice.
The main characters are the Monroe family, consisting of Harold, the lovable family dog who narrates the story, Chester, the skeptical and clever cat, and their owners Mr. and Mrs. Monroe. As the story progresses, Chester becomes convinced that Bunnicula is a vampire rabbit who sucks the life out of vegetables, turning them into “white” vegetables.
The book takes readers on a humorous and suspenseful adventure as Chester tries to gather evidence to prove Bunnicula’s vampiric nature, while Harold remains skeptical but supportive. The story combines elements of mystery, comedy, and friendship as the Monroe family and their pets navigate their peculiar circumstances.
This ELA resources packet includes vocabulary words and comprehension questions for each chapter of Bunnicula by James Howe. The book can be read as a read-aloud as well as read individually. These activities can enhance students’ reading comprehension, vocabulary, critical thinking, and creativity while engaging them in the world of Bunnicula.
This unit includes extension and assessment activities. This is a fun book to use with Halloween curriculum.