10.21.2010

big apple books

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale



Baby S received the sequel to this book (Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity) and a Knuffle Bunny stuffed animal from a friend of ours when she was born.  Now that she's older, Baby S has become more interested in her stuffed animal, and I've become more intrigued by the now famous bunny from Brooklyn.  

The illustrations truly set this book apart.  Sepia tone photographs of classic Brooklyn brownstones and parks provide the backdrop while in color animated characters grab your attention.  The characters in question are Daddy, toddler Trixie and, of course, her sidekick stuffed animal, Knuffle Bunny.  On the way back from the laundromat, Trixie discovers she's lost someone very important along the way.  Unfortunately, her non-verbal status makes figuring that out quite difficult for Daddy, until they get home and Mommy immediately knows what's wrong (We moms are an intuitive breed).  After Daddy runs back to the laundromat to retrieve said missing important object, Trixie excitedly speaks her very first words: Knuffle Bunny!

As we continue to try and translate the official language of Baby S (it goes something like this: "akwagadooleeguwaaa" means "feed me more carrots"), I can fully appreciate Daddy's frustration at not understanding Trixie.  I can also understand the elation of doing something that makes Baby S smile and clap her hands.  Combine that with the local setting of Brooklyn and you have a children's book series that's here to stay.

2 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

We loved these books at my house. The pictures are so cute.

Betsy @ Romance on a Dime said...

This is SUCH a great book!! I love the illustrations!!

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