Return to Howliday Inn

Return to Howliday Inn

Book - 1992
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First there is the omen: A relentless rain stops suddenly at 3:00 am and Chester shows Harold and Howie a cat carrier, open and waiting, by the front door. Chester, who has been reading avidly about the paranormal, predicts that they will soon be traveling someplace, and chances are they are not going to like it.
Indeed they are not, as the very next day, with the sun shining bright and clear, the Monroes finally leave for their vacation, dropping Chester, Harold, and Howie off at the scene of some previous harrowing experiences -- Chateau Bow-Wow, the boarding kennel that Chester so aptly had dubbed "Howliday Inn."
And this visit promises to be no less harrowing than the last one. The three are greeted by a whole new group of temporary residents. There's Hamlet, the Great Dane, whose sadness grows deeper with his certainty that his beloved master Archie will never return to pick him up. And Bob and Linda, a pair of yuppie puppies from fashionable Upper Centerville who have been left at Chateau Bow-Wow with a more than adequate supply of gourmet treats, also seem to have been left with a more than adequate supply of worries. Then there are Felony and Miss Demeanor, sinister sisters in crime who pride themselves as cat burglars, and The Weasel who tries almost too hard to make a good impression.
Chester is certain that nothing bodes well and he is right. Unexplained voices, buried bones, a collar with the name Rosebud on it, and a secret code all make for a paranormal experience that none of the guests at Chateau Bow-Wow will ever forget.
Publisher: New York : Aladdin ; Atheneum ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992.
ISBN: 9780689316616
Branch Call Number: J HOW
Additional Contributors: Daniel, Alan 1939-- Illustrator


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Jul 30, 2015

I already know that I'm way too old to be reading the Bunnicula series, but that isn't going to stop me from borrowing all the books at the library every year. My favourite book in the series is definitely Return To Howliday Inn.
Harold, Chester, and Howie are all going back to the dreaded Chateau Bow-Wow, a boarding home that the animals have named Howliday Inn. (Harold, Chester, and Howie are cats and dogs by the way).
Although the guests and the workers are different, the strange things that happen at Howliday Inn are still going on, and this time, an old collar and a pile of talking bones suggests that the current guests are in the presence of a murderer and are in grave danger.
This book, just like the others in the Bunnicula series, is fun and quick to read. It's something I would take with me on a car trip to pass the time. The story is fast moving and exciting, and there are little puns and jokes to keep readers interested and amused until the last page is read.
This is the only book in the series that I actually own, and that's because it will forever be my favourite. This is a read for kids probably much younger than me, because I can't see anyone else my age reading this book.
Also, If you're planning on reading this book, I recommend reading the other books that come before this one in the series, because they all kind of connect with each other. Or, if you don't have the time, at least read Howilday Inn, which is the story of the pets' first experience at Chateau Bow-Wow.

Feb 05, 2011

I really don't read books for 5-year-olds, so I don't have much to compare it to. I was disappointed that there wasn't more about the rabbit, he's my favourite.

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