BUNNICULA: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Atheneum, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - The rather uncommon first edition of the first book in a very funny and very popular children's series. Told from the point of view of the family's dog named Harold (Harold describes his real job as being a dog), this is the story of a young bunny rabbit found in the theater where the family had gone to see Dracula, and so named Bunnicula. However, Chester the cat is convinced that the bunny is really a vampire, and he feels like he has to save the Monroe family from this menace. Basis for animated television series. Deborah Howe died shortly before this was published, so James Howe continued the series by himself. "Bunnicula is the kind of story that does not age, and in all probability, will never die. Or stay dead anyway." (Neil Gaiman). Illustrated with drawings by Alan Daniel. xii, 98 pp. ISBN: 0-689307004.
Condition: Very near fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped, minor edgewear to dj)