Night of the Living Dust Bunnies by Erik Craddock. A Stone Rabbit Book.
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 2011
List Price: $6.99
Review: When it's Halloween anything can happen, and karma is at its strongest on that night. For instance, when you call someone ugly and call someone "dumb ears," you are definitely going to get your butt kicked by karma. Night of the Living Dust Bunnies written by Erik Craddock is a comedic adventure story that features many humorous characters. When Henri lets loose the dust bunnies, nobody is safe. Henri is mischievous and Dumb Ears is angry. That combination can never end well. Will they be able to save Halloween?
Night of the Living Dust Bunnies takes place mainly on Halloween but this Halloween has a twist when Henri accidently turns on the switch of an atomic lamp causing dust bunnies to reign through the night. Everybody in town is literally sucked into this mystery. The dust bunnies are mistaken for Halloween costumes, but not for long. These costumes eat people when they're hungry. Can the friends miraculously save the town?
Night of the Living Dust Bunnies has great potential for the right audience. The type of story is not one of my favorites; however fans of the Stone Rabbit series will not be disappointed. The recommended audience is an 8-10 year old reader who enjoys comedy. Night of the Living Dust Bunnies is a great book to put in libraries particularly for those reluctant readers, and it is a relaxing read. Night of the Living Dust Bunnies has an extremely fun twist and is a great graphic novel to use for a predicting activity as a teacher. It will make the children laugh at what actually happens, because the sophisticated predictions will look hilarious compared to the comedic text. The quote that I found crucial was when Henri said" Actually, I might have turned it on accidently after I finished scribbling in the dust all over Dumb Ear's house." This quote meant something to me because it represents how bad behavior leads to big mistakes. I find it important that this book also teaches morale, and is not only funny.Night of the Living Dust Bunnies is a quick read and is perfect for reading on Halloween night after trick-or-treating. Night of the Living Dust Bunnies is an overall fun, comedic adventure.
Review written by Joseph (6th grade student).
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