Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The One About H - Howliday Inn

Surely you've read Howliday Inn?  Ok, I won't call you Shirley (a little Airplane humor). It is a part of the Bunnicula series which I love, but this one is my favorite. I remember reading this when I was in elementary school and I loved it then. So doesn't love a good mystery book that involved talking dogs, monsters, and a vampire rabbit?  

Now, since this is a higher level book, around 4th-5th Grade, it's obviously a read aloud. But I love reading higher leveled books to my kiddos. It's true what they say, their listening comprehension and interest can be way higher than their reading comprehension.  Anyway, my kiddos have always loved this book and find it to be a good read. 

I don't have any activities or lessons that go along with this book. It's just a chapter book that I read to the kids. My hope is that they'll read it later in life and remember it (and me) fondly. Maybe it'll get them hooked on the Bunnicula series. Maybe it'll get them hooked on James Howe. Or maybe it'll just be another little building block in their love of literature. Whichever the case, it's a great read that I always enjoy adding into my classroom. 

Are there any books you remember reading as a child that you read to your students in the hopes of getting them hooked on it?  What about Howliday Inn and Bunnicula?  Fan?  Give it a try, what have you got to lose?

Thanks for hopping by!


  1. Wow, I totally haven't thought about this book in a long time.