208. “Knuffle Bunny” by Mo Willems


Although we have read and enjoyed Mo Willems’ Pigeon series, I have been ignoring his other bestseller “Knuffle Bunny”, thinking that my preschooler would be too old for it. After all, the story is about a baby’s first words, isn’t it?

Trixie, the baby in question, went to the laundromat with her dad. The girl was helping to load the machine. Not only with clothes though. As a result of a terrible mistake, she also washed her favorite stuffed animal. She realized that on the way home, but even though she was pretty expressive about it, her dad didn’t make sense out of Trixie’s babbling. Luckily mom figured things out and the whole family ran back to the laundromat. And wouldn’t you know it that the girl’s first words were…

“Knuffle Bunny” is surely not for babies. They can’t extract the humor from the situation and the outrageously hilarious pictures, created with mixed media technique: black and white background photos and snazzy cartoonish characters. Strikingly original and memorable.

No wonder “Knuffle Bunny” sells like hot buns… Mo Willems is a master! He can entertain children and parents alike.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. kidscommunicate
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 05:19:31

    Love Knuffle Bunny! The third one, Knuffle Bunny Free, always makes me cry… My daughter loves the books!

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