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Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale: 08/14/10
As with so many series, we ended up reading Knuffle Bunny Too long before reading the original, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems.
In Knuffle Bunny, Trixie is much younger. She's a toddler working on her first word. She desperately needs to tell her dad that her precious bunny's been left at the Laundromat.
With Trixie not talking for most of the story the focus is on her father (and to a lesser degree her mother) trying to deal with her temper tantrum. Yes, parenting is hard and frustrating but this story lacks the over the top espionage approach to parenting of the sequel.
Comment 1: Sunday, August, 15, 2010 at 12:24:06
I love reading this one with my kindergarten students. They enjoy spotting Knuffle Bunny in the laundromat.
Comment 2: Monday, August 16, 2010 at 17:18:22
I can see how it would be a fun book to read in class.
Comment 3: Sunday, August, 15, 2010 at 17:24:54
Believe it or not we have every other Mo Willems book with the exception of this series. I don't know why, but it's just never struck me as one to pick up. Even though I adore Mo Willems. Weird huh? From your review, I'm not sure the first in the series is one I'd consider even now, though the next one doesn't sound bad. Maybe I'll pick up Knuffle Bunny Too instead of this one to begin with. Thanks for the review!
Comment 4: Monday, August 16, 2010 at 17:20:27
You might as well start with the first one. They're all very short. There's a third one out now (which we haven't read) called Knuffle Bunny Free.