Title/Author/Publisher: Knuffle Bunny Written and Illustrated by Mo Willems- 2004 – Hyperion Books for Children/New York (An imprint of Disney Book Group).
Suitable for: 3-6 Theme/Topics: Seperation, Humor
Opening and Brief Synopsis: Not so long ago, before she could even speak words, Trixie went on an errand with her daddy… This sweet book is about the trouble Trixie and her Daddy have when Trixie realizes she has lost her beloved Knuffle Bunny. Unfortunately, Trixie can’t communicate properly with her Daddy. Mo Willems’ great storytelling skills and illustrations create a fun tale about separation and understanding.
Why I like this book: As an illustrator, I am always drawn to the art of a picture book. As a writer/reader I am drawn to a fun story that also has a meaning behind it. Mo Willems’ Knuffle Bunny fits both of those criteria. It is fun, engaging and a pure joy to read. I love it! As a parent, I could relate to poor Daddy trying to figure out what Trixie wanted. I think most of us parents have been in this situation before.