James Howe is the author of more than seventy books for young readers, including the popular and award-winning series about Bunnicula and his friends.
James Howe says: “Back in the Olden Days, before there were such things as cable television or DVDs, I loved staying up late at night to watch old horror movies on TV. My favorites were the ones about hollow-eyed vampires and torch-bearing peasants, or those with mad scientists whose accents fell somewhere between Upper Mongolia and the Bronx. Nighty-Nightmare came out of the affection I still feel for those movies and the laughs—along with the chills—they gave me. Chester’s story of how Bunnicula traveled from Transylvania to America is a spoof of just about every old horror movie
I ever saw!”
I want to be a writer, just like my Uncle Harold, who wrote a bunch of books about our friend Bunnicula. So I wrote It Came from Beneath the Bed.. It’s about a wirehaired dachsund puppy named Howie who saves the world from a disgusting, evil menace named .
Beware the Hare. Is he or isn't he a vampire. Before it’s too late, Harold the dog and Chester the cat must find out the truth about the newest pet in the Monroe household—a suspicious looking bunny with unusual habits .
Are Harold, Howie, and Chester simply lost in the woods with Dawg, their strange new friend. Or have they been lured away from their campsite intentionally, leaving the Monroes at the mercy of evil spirits. Lulling Dawg to sleep with a bedtime story may be their only hope of escaping–but is the hare-raising tale of the origins of Bunnicula, the vampire bunny, really a bedtime story.
It seems that Bunnicula, the vampire rabbit, is back to his old ways–or so Chester thinks, having found pale vegetables drained of their juices and scattered about the Monroe family kitchen. This time Chester decides to take matters into his own hands (or rather paws).