Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Picture Books - Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems 2004

Hope everyone had a great July 4th holiday. We were fortunate that my husband also had Monday off in addition to the 4th. There was lots of fun family time together. As we (the baby and I) tried to ease back into a routine today we turned to a little PBS after some time at the park this morning. We try not to watch too much television, but there are those days were fifteen minutes occasionally help during activity transitions or just plain stress. Today we saw a short segment of Between the Lions. We caught the book portion that featured author Mo Willem’s Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale. As we watched this piece I found it struck my funny bone as our little one has recently developed a strong attachment to her stuffed bunny. Now, she really likes all her stuffed animals, but there is the one that has that magical touch and seems to put the comfort into any situation.

For those not familiar with Knuffle Bunny, it is about a little girl who accompanies her Daddy to the Laundromat. While there it seems her Knuffle Bunny disappears into the laundry pile and into the washer. It isn’t until they are on their way home that the little girl notices Knuffle Bunny is missing. Since she doesn’t “speak” yet, she has a hard time expressing her dismay to her Daddy. Once at home the Mommy notices what is missing. Back to the Laundromat they all go to rescue the bunny and all are much happier and the little girl utters her first understood words, none other than Knuffle Bunny. The thing that struck me as odd about the story was going to the Laundromat, putting the wash in, and then leaving to go back home. Where I come from when we go to the Laundromat you stay put until it is done and then leave with it or someone else will. Looks to be a good book for toddlers.



Blogger Lost A Sock said...

I think we come from the same place! Haha. The story sounds very cute. And also, we catch Between the Lions from time to time as well. Good show.

12:17 AM  
Anonymous mjd said...

Even the title is great. What fun to say ..."Knuffle Bunny"

2:47 PM  

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