le 16 août 2011
Pete, the eldest of the Monroe boys, has won an essay contest for describing why the Fleshcrawlers book series grosses him out the most, and now the author of the series, M.T. Graves, will be visiting his school. What's even more exciting is that, instead of staying at a hotel like he normally would, Mr. Graves has asked to stay with the Monroes, all so he could meet their most unusual pets.
The entire family works hard to prepare for their guest, especially Howie the puppy, who is as big a fan of the Fleshcrawlers series as Pete. Chester the cat, however, does not feel as excited about this as everyone else. He's convinced that M.T. Graves has some nasty things in store, since all of his stories involve changing animals into horrible things. Why else would he have made all of these strange requests, like having the vampire bunny, Bunnicula, stay in his room, and dressing-less salad left by his bed at night? Why did he specifically say he wanted to meet the pets?
A flock of crows blankets the Monroe house when their strange guest arrives, and it's all downhill from there. Is the author's corvine pet, Edgar Allan Crow, in league with the leader of the flock, and what does M.T. Graves plan to do with Bunnicula?
It's up to Chester, Harold, and Howie to stop them and save their friend.
I was surprised and sad to find that this is the last planned book in the BUNNICULA series. The final book manages to be just as enjoyable as the first--true to the characters and the tone of this long-loved series.
Reviewed by: Allison Fraclose