So last week, I gave you an odd-ball choice of vampire hunters. This week, I’m really going off the beaten track. We’re going to talk about a vampire rabbit. That’s right. Meet Bunnicula.
No, seriously. I $%#@ thee not.
Back in the late 1970’s, the first in a series of children’s books was released about a fanged rabbit that sucks the juice out of vegetables. Basically, he’s a small, furry version of a juicer. Although, the real origin of his name Bunnicula comes from being found by the family who adopts him in a movie theater showing Dracula.
I never read the book by Deborah and James Howe, but I remember watching an animated cartoon adaptation of Bunnicula that aired as an ABC Weekend Special. The book itself was banned in some schools because of “violence” and “mysticism” in the story (I personally think the only thing kids would find horrifying in that book is the idea of surviving only on vegetable juice).