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.