Monday, October 4, 2010

Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion by Mo Willems

Trixie and Knuffle Bunny are back! This time they take a trip to visit her Oma and Opa in Holland. Unfortunately for Trixie she loses Knuffle Bunny (yet again) and this time she's left him on an airplane bound for China. Trixie spends her week in Holland distraught over the loss of Knuffle Bunny. The fair doesn't seem as fun, chocolate milk doesn't taste as sweet and a replacement toy definitely doesn't cheer her up. How will Trixie live without Knuffle Bunny?

The third and final installment Knuffle Bunny book is Willem's most endearing work yet. Everyone remembers a time when they finally had to part with a beloved toy either by choice or by misfortune . This book accurately illustrates that grieving process. For children this book may foreshadow an event yet to occur in their lives, but for adults it will bring back memories of childhood treasures. Willem's color illustrations on black and white photos continue to impress and this book represents the culmination of years spent mastering this technique. Though simple Willems' illustration convey a great deal of emotion.

Give this book to children (or adults) who have toys they can't bear to part with.

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by Patrick