Posted by: DancingQueen | January 5, 2010

The Celery Stalks at Midnight – Nostalgia By Way Of Vegetables



I never much liked celery.  It’s bland, drippy, stringy, and tends to make a mess in braces.  As a kid, I dreaded it being served by an expectant host.  Now that I am older and no longer have braces,  I find that celery does have its place in the world.  Celery boats with peanut butter and raisins and celery with cream cheese no longer scare me.  But now, when I see a celery stalk, I think only of James Howe’s book The Celery Stalks at Midnight.  One in the series of Bunnicula books (adorable young adult fiction told by the pets of a family who ring home a baby bunny with vampiric , yet vegetarian tendencies).  Leslie Morrill’s illustrations of the pets of Bunnicula’s unsuspecting family are adorable as well and the series takes itself seriously while keeping the humor level high: “IT WAS NOT a dark and stormy night…” the book begins.


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