Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale Special Edition (Knuffle Bunny Series)

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Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny has been left behind.... In this special edition of Mo Willems's beloved and acclaimed Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, readers will have a chance to enjoy the tale three different ways - reading, listening, and singing. Featuring the complete story, a storybook read-along, and the original cast recording of the Kennedy Center's Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, this book-and-CD collection is sure to delight fans, both old and new.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mo Willems, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions. His debut, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, was inducted into the Indies Choice Picture Book Hall of Fame in 2009. He also wrote the script and lyrics for the Kennedy Center’s critically-acclaimed Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, based on his book, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale. Other favorites include Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, the Geisel Award-winning Elephant & Piggie series, and City Dog, Country Frog, illustrated by Jon J Muth.

            Mo began his career on Sesame Street, where he garnered six Emmy Awards. He lives with his family in Massachusetts.

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Starred Review. PreSchool-Grade 1–Trixie steps lively as she goes on an errand with her daddy, down the block, through the park, past the school, to the Laundromat. For the toddler, loading and putting money into the machine invoke wide-eyed pleasure. But, on the return home, she realizes something. Readers will know immediately that her stuffed bunny has been left behind but try as she might, (in hilarious gibberish), she cannot get her father to understand her problem. Despite his plea of "please don't get fussy," she gives it her all, bawling and going "boneless." They both arrive home unhappy. Mom immediately sees that "Knuffle Bunny" is missing and so it's back to the Laundromat they go. After several tries, dad finds the toy among the wet laundry and reclaims hero status. Yet, this is not simply a lost-and-found tale. The toddler exuberantly exclaims, "Knuffle Bunny!!!" "And those were the first words Trixie ever said." The concise, deftly told narrative becomes the perfect springboard for the pictures. They, in turn, augment the story's emotional acuity. Printed on olive-green backdrops, the illustrations are a combination of muted, sepia-toned photographs upon which bright cartoon drawings of people have been superimposed. Personalities are artfully created so that both parents and children will recognize themselves within these pages. A seamless and supremely satisfying presentation of art and text.–Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI
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