Knuffle Bunny Free
By Mo Willems
Knuffle Bunny is
Beloved toy of Trixie’s.
Lost, found, then gifted.
This is the third book in the Knuffle Bunny series. As before, the story revolves around a precocious toddler named Trixie and her stuffed animal called Knuffle Bunny. In this installment, Trixie is traveling to see her grandparents when she loses Knuffle Bunny. What will she do? Will she ever see her beloved toy ever again?! Read the book to find out. (Ignore spoiler in the haiku!)
Mo Willems is an awesome author. He also wrote Cat the Cat, Elephant & Piggy, Leonardo the Terrible Monster, and many more great picture books. Knuffle Bunny Free continues his tradition of excellence.
Trixie seems like a character. The reactions of Trixie and her family when Knuffle Bunny is lost struck me as realistic. I liked how Trixie grew as a result of losing Knuffle Bunny.
The pictures are cute. The illustrations are a combination of photographs and loose, handrawn pictures. It’s fitting that the background photographs are toned down to shades of grey while Trixie and her family are vividly colored in because it echoes the fact that Trixie’s world is the central story.
I would recommend this book to all sorta of kids and also their parents. The story is engaging and might even prompt a conversation about growing up and/or generosity.