Trixie is a toddler, not quite talking yet, who loves a little bunny. When her dad leaves Knuffle Bunny at the laundromat, you had better believe things get hairy.
I adore the illustrations in these books*. Photos of real New York City with simple color drawings over the top. It just kind of boggles my mind, really. How does Mo Willems know just what photo he wants? How does he make the drawings fit in so well? Suffice it to say this is not a style I could duplicate with any success.
I adore the simple text. It's funny! The dialogue sounds just like a family. And the descriptions are spot-on. We now talk about "going boneless" all the time. Just the other day I saw a friend's child go boneless and I said that. She was like "huh?" and I was like, "You know, when the kid just flops and turns into jello and for some reason you can't hold them..." and then I said, "I am going to lend you Knuffle Bunny."
|Mo Willems blogged about this scene. :)|
Who is in Knuffle Bunny books?
What does she do?
Um, her goes boneless when hers a baby.
What does she do when she's older?
Her goes to school.
Um, her can go with her daddy.
Do you like Knuffle Bunny?
Um, Pretty good.
How much good?
Super good. Super good, Mommy.
What would you say to person who wrote Knuffle Bunny? Did you know that someone wrote the words and drew the pictures?
What would you say to them?
*cookie monster voice* "me want to learn how to draw!" That's what I'd say!
*Yeah, that's right, there's Knuffle Bunny Too and Knuffle Bunny Free. I really can't choose a favorite.