↠´ Knuffle Bunny:A Cautionary Tale ¾ Download by ¸ Mo Willems If your child has a blankie, stuffed animal or other comfort item, you will appreciate this little tale of a girl and her father doing laundry at the local Laundromat Mo Willems combines photographs of his own neighborhood in New York City, and superimposes his colorful drawings into the pictures What you get is a really effective storyboard In a most of candor, Willems admitted that he Photo shopped all the trash and debris out of the pictures when he noticed how dirty his neighborhood looked What is so perfect about this book is the language nuances parents have with their children before they can speak, and the utmost importance those things of comfort really are to our children Speaking from experience, my younger son had a stuff Lambchop that went on every grocery store purchase, every doctor s visit, and every vacation we went on in a four year period of time While on vacation one year, we stopped at a store to pick up a few items, got in the car and drove 90 minutes down the road before Owen started asking for LeLe A quick look around the car and we were turning around to drive the 90 minutes back to the store, hoping and praying that LeLe was still there and that some other kids hadn t found her and made a claim on her Thankfully she was there, the hiccuping sobs stopped, and we were on our way again It was a small price to pay 4 1 2 hours, new juice packets and another snack to ensure my son s comfort and happiness So many parents and kids will relate to this charming and sweet story, and maybe even get a laugh out of it as you re all snuggled together and reading it while clutching a comfort thing, whatever that may be.
Knuffle Bunny A Cautionary Tale is a Caldecott Honor book from Mo Willems, creator of Cartoon Network s Sheep in the Big City This book is about how a toddler named Trixie loses her Knuffle Bunny at the Laundromat and has a hard time trying to tell her dad that they lost Knuffle Bunny Knuffle Bunny A Cautionary Tale is truly one of the most brilliant children s books ever written that children will love for many years Mo Willems has truly done a brilliant job at writing and illustrating this book about listening to your child when he or she is trying to tell you something important What made this book truly memorable was the fact that this book was based off a real incident that Mo Willems had with his daughter and the audience can really relate to the story as every parent at some point had an incident with their child that they could not understand what their child is trying to tell them and they try hard to listen, but the words that come out of a child s mouth at such a young age can be incomprehensible to the adult that they cannot really understand their child s needs and wants Mo Willems illustrations are extremely creative since the characters are silly looking and yet are pasted on photos of a real neighborhood in Brooklyn, making the illustrations look somewhat three dimensional Knuffle Bunny A Cautionary Tale is a brilliant book for children who also experience a time when they tried to tell their parents something important, but their speech was not clear enough for the parents to really understand them I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since there is nothing inappropriate about this book, unless you count Trixie s whining when she left her Knuffle Bunny.
Review is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog Mo Willems is truly a versatile author, able to entertain his young readers with a few long developed series, but also inject some new ideas and characters on occasion Even as a wee lass, Trixie loves her Knuffle Bunny and takes him along when it s time to go to the laundromat On the way home, Trixie realises that she s forgotten her beloved friend, but cannot convince her father to turn around, as she has no actual words yet It is only upon their return to the house that Trixie s mom notices the issue and the entire family begins the search, all while Knuffle Bunny waits patiently to be found Neo enjoyed this Willems piece and sped through it without issue Funny enough, his greatest concern worry was why someone would have to leave their own home to to laundry Apparently, Neo is learning the definition of first world problems.
Now while on a nostalgic and personal level Mo Willems Knuffle Bunny A Cautionary Tale sure does resonate for I too once misplaced a treasured plush rabbit as a toddler , I really do not all that much like the accompanying illustrations As sorry, but I have always been rather easily creeped out by especially cartoon like images and little Trixie with her overly large and bulging eyes really does almost give me the proverbial willies so to speak and therefore, while I can appreciate Mo Willems ingenuity and do like the combination of pictures and black and white Brooklyn photographs, I just do not enjoy the exaggerated caricature renderings all that much on a personal artistic tastes and aesthetic level But regarding the story, the presented narrative of Snuffle Bunny A Cautionary Tale, I in fact can and do totally and untterly identify with young Trixie s non verbal frustration, with the fact that she is trying so hard to make herself be understood that Knuffle Bunny has been left at the laundromat and that her father annoyingly and infuriatingly simply does not GET it, that he never does even notice Knuffle Bunny is missing And while some readers might well and indeed be annoyed at and frustrated with Trixie s tantrums and emotional outbursts, I for one feel muchfrustration with the father for continuously failing to notice the reason for his young daughter s outrageous behavior For in many if not most ways, the father really is just so utterly clueless and on an entirely personal level, I find it both sad and a bit angering that it takes repeated and frustrated almost violent outbursts of emotionality until the mother and even then, still not the father realises that Trixie s toy, that her Knuffle Bunny has been left at the laundromat Trixie might be preverbal, but since her Knuffle Bunny is almost like a permanent attachment to her and for her, in my opinion, the father should have realised what is wrong if not immediately, then at least soon Three stars but with less cartoony and exaggerated illustrations, I probably would be rating Knuffle Bunny A Cautionary Tale with four stars.
Okay, so I debated adding the picture books I ve read because they are so short and when you ve worked in a children s library they can quickly add up That can be slightly misleading when the book count at the top says, you have read 1965 books That being said, I m only putting on my absolute favorites and what I consider to be quality children s literture People are always having babies and books make a good gift So here are my suggestions just in case you ve ever been tempted to pick up one of those technicolor Dora the explorer board books that are found in the Wal mart check out aisle Those books are crap, even if the television show they re based on is educational and entertaining Okay, off my soapbox now Mo Willems is wonderful, his books are witty and clever and can easily be enjoyed by children and adults Better suited for pre school and up who can appreciate his style.
You may know Mo Willems by his Pigeon books and his Piggie and Gerald books, but I truly believe that his Knuffle Bunny saga books are his best.
Beautiful black and white photographs of Brooklyn and amazing colourful illustrations describe the story of little Trixie and her Knuffle Bunny and how it develops as Trixie grows up.
In this first book Trixie is so little that she can not talk This is a funny story that tells about Trixie and Knuffle Bunny s trip to the laundromat how Trixie lost her Knuffle Bunny how Trixie said her first wordsThe desperation of her parents when they realise that their daughter lost her favourite toy is priceless.
Heart rending, yet hilarious tale of a toddler who s not yet able to speak, and her attempts to communicate that her favorite toy has gone missing Trixie bawled She went boneless Have you ever tried to pick up a boneless child It s nearly impossible I like the combo of cartoony characters set against bw photos It s easy to see why this one has become a modern day classic.
The PandaBat loves this, even though she s never had a special stuffed animal or blanket or anything The PandaBat has always loved Knuffle Bunny Which is not as ominous as it sounds It s a good thing, really.
2007 Dec 20She really loves Mo Willems, too The Elephant and Piggy books, the Pigeon books, all of it, except that one travel book Which she doesn t get 2008 Jul 12If there s a baby coming into the life of someone you know, give the Knuffle Bunny and the two sequels They will love you for it.
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Merging Expressive Cartoon Network Esque Illustrations With Beautiful Black And White Photographs Of Brooklyn, This Funny Story Tells How Trixie And Knuffle Bunny S Trip To The Laundromat With Dad Goes Terribly Wrong When Trixie Realizes Some Bunny S Been Left Behind Her Attempts To Alert Dad All The Way Home Are Unsuccessful, Until Mom Points Out That Knuffle Bunny Is Missing And The Family Hotfoot It Back To The Laundromat Fortunately, KB Is Safe, If A Little Wet