We are huge fans of Mo Willems books (yes, that includes myself and my husband). We love the illustration and the story lines are witty and funny. So, you can imagine when I was contacted to review the KNUFFLE BUNNY FREE book by Mo Willems, there was no way I could have turn it down. DD received her copy of the book to review & she was was excited to add another book to her collection.
KNUFFLE BUNNY FREE book is different from the pigeon books in that it is longer in length and the story line is a bit more complex than the pigeon stories. The book is written for older children, but if you are familiar with Mo Williems work, you can expect the same great quality that the author always delivers.
Award-winning, bestselling author Mo Willems concludes one of the most beloved and celebrated picture book series of recent memory with the publication of KNUFFLE BUNNY FREE: AN UNEXPECTED DIVERSION, marking a triumphant end to the adventures of Trixie and her beloved stuffed bunny. Having won two prestigious Caldecott Honor Awards for the first two titles in the series (Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity) and selling more than 750,000 books, the Knuffle Bunny series has earned its place in the hallowed halls of children’s literature -- and a special place in the hearts of kids and their parents.
The epic conclusion, KNUFFLE BUNNY FREE takes readers around the world while following Trixie and her family as they embark on a trans-Atlantic trip filled with many traveling “firsts” – first time waiting in line at airport security, first time riding a plane, first time in Holland and first time trying coffee at the café (NOT GOOD!). Trixie and her parent’s adventure to visit Oma and Opa is told with artwork (including a breathtaking foldout spread) and stunning photos alongside pitch-perfect text. An ode to the joys and sorrows of growing up, this last book is Mo’s ultimate love letter to his daughter, the real-life Trixie. Booklist’s starred review sums up this newest release perfectly: ““This denouement is enough to give you goose bumps, and young readers may be wiping the tears from their parents’ cheeks. Good night, Knuffle Bunny.”
For more information, please visit the following sites:
Mo’s very fun and highly informative blog: http://mowillemsdoodles.blogspot.com/
Mo is touring the country this Fall! To see if Mo and a life-sized Knuffle Bunny is coming to a town near you, check out this site: http://mowillemsdoodles.blogspot.com/search/label/Appearances
For more information about Mo, plus fun activities and games, please visit http://www.gomo.net/page.php?name=Home
To check out a cool video and two fascinating podcasts of Mo talking about Knuffle Bunny Free, please visit: http://www.gomo.net/page.php?name=Videos
Many thanks to the publishing company for generously hosting a prize package that your child will love. One of my lucky reader will receive a copy of KNUFFLE BUNNY FREE: AN UNEXPECTED DIVERSION, a squeezably soft stuffed Knuffle Bunny, a luggage tag featuring Trixie and Knuffle Bunny and a beautiful over-sized poster (US residents only please).
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