Friday, May 21, 2010
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems. 2004. Hyperion. 40 pages.
Not so long ago, before she could even speak words, Trixie went on an errand with her daddy....
I think *everyone* should read Mo Willems. And Knuffle Bunny is as good a place to start as any. Readers will meet Trixie, a little girl who is oh-so-easy to love. (This is one of three stories about Trixie. The third book is due out in September 2010.) Readers will also meet Knuffle Bunny, Trixie's attachment object, her must-must have-at-all costs bunny. This one is a cautionary tale. Warning parents (and caregivers everywhere) to take care...else their children like Trixie...may just go boneless. Trixie--despite her fit--is as sweet as can be. (In my opinion). And this one is charming because readers--unlike the clueless-at-the-moment dad--will guess what is causing Trixie so much distress.
I love this one I do. I love Trixie. I love her mom and dad. I love the way this story is told. The text. The art. Everything just works really well.
© Becky Laney of Young Readers