Knuffle Bunny!!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A few days ago the Little Man and I were walking through the bookstore when he began to scream, "Knuffle Bunny, Knuffle Bunny, Knuffle Bunny!!!!" at the top of his lungs. He stopped when he realized that I was looking at him like he was some kind of alien from another planet (I wish I could say this was the first time this has happened.)

"Um, kid, what on earth are you talking about?" I asked him.

"KNUFFLE BUNNY!" Was his response.

Yeah, okay. Still no idea what he was talking about. "Show mama,," I asked him and finally he picked up a puzzle with the words Knuffle Bunny written on it. I was happy that 1) he wasn't crazy, 2) I wasn't crazy, and 3) we were finally getting somewhere.

"Um, do you have any Knuffle Bunny books," I asked the saleswoman, and I was soon directed to two of the most adorable books. "These are my favorites," my Little Man told me and after I inquired as to whether there was some after hours, late night, Knuffle Bunny party I didn't know about, I learned that my Little Man was read these books in school, and it turns out he loved them.

We sat and read them and after the 10th time (for BOTH books) I decided that we should be adding these to our collection. The books, themselves, are great. They are cute little stories about a little girl who lives in Manhattan who has a beloved "Knuffle Bunny."

The stories are set against a black and white background of the city, and I love that they are so relatable to my little man (and his mom.) Most kids book are set in the country or suburbs, so it was great to see a school that was actually a brownstone (like the LM's) rather than one that is a typical schoolhouse. I think this is a great book for all of you city dwellers and trust me when I say that my Little Man can't recommend them enough!

The Knuffle Bunny series is by Mo Williams and can be found here.


KelliJ said...

How can you have a child of his age and NOT know Mo Willems? You don't know what you've been missing. ;-) (BTW, the PBS show Between the Lions has a great rendition of the Knuffle Bunny story.) Check out Mo Willem's Pigeon books as well as his "Elephant & Piggie" books. I love his drawings. He's a Sesame Street alum too!

Yummy Mummy said...

I know! I can't believe I haven't heard about these before... guess I've been living under a literary rock! :) I can't wait to get more!

Polly said...

I love it when Ollie tells me about books he loves. Enjoy these books with your LM.

Glummy Mummy said...

I wish my little boy (well, he isn't so little anymore...) would start to enjoy books like my 12-year-old daughter does! She loves reading, whereas the Son would rather probably spoon out his eyeballs and eat them with herbs & spices.

Mama J said...

You must check out another Mo Willems fave we love around here: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. My LM can't get enough it :).

ecwakefield said...

Mo Willems is great. Don't let the Pigeon Stay Up Late is a favorite of my two.

The Missus said...

LOL! I love that LM loves a book about a kid and a bunny living in the big city.