Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Knuffle Bunny Free by Mo Willems
Five paw prints. Well, Knuffle Bunny is back with his best friend Trixie. This time they are on a new adventure to visit Trixie's grandparents in Holland. This means taxi rides, plane rides, and train rides to safely visit Oma and Opa. But, as always, Trixie gets excited and becomes separated from Knuffle Bunny. Unfortunately, this is not a problem that Daddy can easily fix because Trixie didn't leave Knuffle Bunny at the laundromat or school. Knuffle Bunny was left on an airplane and the plane has left for China. Knuffle Bunny is gone and there is nothing Daddy can do about this problem. Trixie now has to make a decision. Can she live (happily) without Knuffle Bunny? In the end, Trixie makes a decision that surprises everyone, including herself. In the final Knuffle Bunny book, Mo Willems tackles the problem of Trixie growing up, whether she wants to or not, and what the future look may look like in a world without Knuffle Bunny. I'll admit it, I loved this book so much it almost brought me to tears. I know all children grow up, including Trixie, but did she have to grow up in the book too? And I LOVE Knuffle Bunny. I DON'T WANT HIM TO GO AWAY! Oh well, I guess bunnies have to grow up, too. If you want to learn more about Mo Willems, visit http://www.mowillems.com/.