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Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale Hardcover – July 12, 2004
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The psychology of the book is very realistic and simple: this is exactly the kind of thing that happens to small children before they can talk, and the book written as much for the parents as it is for the kids. (My child points and smiles with satisfaction at the panel where the father realizes the mistake he's made, and Trixie has an I-told-you-so look on her face. For my part, I try not to lose things... ever! :-)
It's also nice that the book is set in an urban environment (Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY)... A book that shows a walk to the laundromat may be a welcome change of pace for parents who live in cities and wonder when the heck they are ever going to get the chance to see a bunch of barnyard animals...
In short, the appeal of this book is in understanding and validating the experience of children at a time in their lives when their voices are hard to hear. If you like "Knuffle Bunny," you might also want to search for the equally charming (but sadly out-of-print) "Hi!", written by Ann Herbert Scott, with pictures by Glo Coalson. That book is searching for as well. Both books may help you understand what it feels like to be so little and have it be so hard to get adults to understand you.
Trixie and her pop are off to the local neighborhood Laundromat one bright and sunny day. They get there, load the clothes, and take off for home when little Trixie comes to an awful realization. Knuffle Bunny, her beloved favorite toy, is missing. Unfortunately for her, she has not yet learned to talk. After some valiant tries (my favorite being the single tearful "snurp") she feels she has no alternative but to burst into a full-blown tantrum. This doesn't make her father any happier and since he hasn't realized what the problem is, he takes her home as she kicks and screams. Once home, however, her mother quickly asks, "Where's Knuffle Bunny"? Back runs the whole family to the Laundromat where, at long last, the beloved bunny is recovered and Trixie says her first real words.
I haven't read any of the other reviews of this book yet, but I can already predict a potential objection to this tale.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great story. We love the Knuffle bunny 2 and 3 as much as the first one. My son is obsessed with these books. We know them by heart.Published 2 days ago by KatushaLA
A favorite at our house every night. It is a simple story but you will not mind reading this to your kids every night. I will be purchasing this a gifts for other families.Published 8 days ago by A. Didoha
This book is absolutely adorable. It is my go-to 1 year old birthday present gift for all of my friends. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Ckels
Saw this book on The Little Couple and had to get it for my new grandson! We have read it! Truly adorable!Published 11 days ago by Carroll Swager
Grand-daughters love them, illustrations well done and stories keep their interest.Published 29 days ago by Nancy
This series is one of our ABSOLUTE favorites! The mix of illustration and photographs is great, and the books are enjoyable for children of all ages as well as adults. Read morePublished 1 month ago by KMRB