This book was our introduction to Mo Willems, a man who probably needs no introduction if you’ve had kids in the ten years or so. (If you haven’t, the quick version is he is brilliant.) Like his other books, Knuffle Bunny has a straightforward story: a favorite toy is left behind in a laundromat, communication issues ensue between a (barely) pre-verbal toddler and her father, and a happy ending is ultimately achieved. Like his other books, the art is cartoonish. And, like his other books, it absolutely connects with kids. This is an especially fun story for reading aloud–lots of voices and sounds and the kids love to hear how Knuffle Bunny is beloved, lost, and found and how the heroine finds her words.
Author: Mo Willems
Illustrator: Mo Willems