Wednesday, October 20, 2010

KNUFFLE BUNNY FREE: AN UNEXPECTED DIVERSION by Mo Willems (Picture Book)

A Book Review by Violet


I’m Violet and I love Knuffle Bunny.


Knuffle Bunny is a stuffed bunny that belongs to a little girl named Trixie. The book Im reviewing today is the third book about Trixie and Knuffle Bunny. Trixie is a nice girl but she is careless. Shes always losing poor Knuffle Bunny.


Trixie loses Knuffle Bunny in the first book, KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY TALE (Hyperion, 2004).


Trixie loses Knuffle Bunny in the second book, KNUFFLE BUNNY TOO: A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY (Hyperion, 2007).


Do you know what Trixie loses in the third book, KNUFFLE BUNNY FREE: AN UNEXPECTED DIVERSION (Balzer & Bray-HarperCollins, 2010)? I will give you a hint: It has floppy ears and is not a wallet.


In the third book Trixie loses Knuffle Bunny! Trixie and her parents and Knuffle Bunny go to Holland to see Trixie’s grandparents. Holland is a long, long, long way away so they have to ride in a plane to get there. During the long, long, long trip Trixie loses Knuffle Bunny but she doesn’t notice Knuffle Bunny is missing until she’s at her grandparents’ house drinking chocolate milk. I don’t know why she notices Knuffle Bunny is missing when she’s drinking chocolate milk. She wasn’t drinking chocolate milk in the other books when she noticed Knuffle Bunny was missing. But chocolate milk isn’t the important part.


The important part is that Trixie is upset because she left Knuffle Bunny on the plane and they can’t go get Knuffle Bunny because the plane has already gone up, up, and away. Trixie misses Knuffle Bunny so much. But then she imagines Knuffle Bunny traveling on the plane to lots of different places and playing with lots of other kids and making those other kids happy. That makes Trixie feel better.


When it’s time to go home Trixie and her parents get on the plane and there’s Knuffle Bunny. That means Knuffle Bunny probably never got off the plane to play with lots of other kids in lots of different places. Knuffle Bunny was probably in the plane reading magazines and eating peanuts the whole time.


Trixie is so happy to have Knuffle Bunny back. But then she gives Knuffle Bunny to a baby in the seat behind her because the baby is crying and Trixie wants to make the baby happy. Trixie may be a careless girl but she is also a nice girl.


The art is really good in these books. Trixie and her parents and Knuffle Bunny and all the other people and animals in the books are drawings. They look like cartoons and I love the expressions they make and the colors of their clothes and the color of the inside of Knuffle Bunny’s ears which is purple. I like that because purple is my favorite color.


The parts of the pictures that aren’t Trixie or her parents or Knuffle Bunny or the other people or animals are photographs.


Since this review is about the third book Ill tell you my favorite pictures in that book. I have two favorite pictures and the first one is when Trixie is on the plane and she is reading. She is reading an Elephant and Piggie book and thats funny because the author of KNUFFLE BUNNY FREE is also the author of the Elephant and Piggie books. And you can see the pages in Trixie’s Elephant and Piggie book and Elephant is saying “No!” and Piggie is saying “Yes.” Elephant and Piggie are funny. I love Elephant and Piggie. But that’s enough about them because this review is about Knuffle Bunny.


My second favorite picture is when Trixie goes to tell her dad that Knuffle Bunny is missing. It’s a funny picture because her dad looks like “Oh, no! Not again!” But it’s also sad because Trixie is upset that Knuffle Bunny is missing. But it’s mostly a funny picture.


And I just remembered I have one more favorite picture. It’s okay to have three favorites because this is the third Knuffle Bunny book. The other picture I like best is when Trixie tries some coffee and she doesn’t like the taste so she makes a funny face.


I may not have a stuffed Knuffle Bunny like Trixie, but I have three Knuffle Bunny books that I will never lose or give away because I'm Violet and I love Knuffle Bunny.

4 comments:

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

Oh I've read this book while in the library a few months back and loved it. I also like the review! Fresh lovely voice. ;-)

Violet the Telekinetic Puppy said...

Hi Myra, Thanks for liking my review. Trixie keeps losing Knuffle Bunny and that is sad for Trixie and Knuffle Bunny and Trixie’s parents but it is good for readers like us because when Trixie loses Knuffle Bunny it makes for good stories. Good-bye.

Kerry Aradhya said...

So glad I found your review. I am almost embarrassed to say (because I love Mo Willems so much) that I have only read the first Knuffle Bunny book. But this one looks so adorable. Did you know that the Knuffle Bunny books have been made into a children's musical, too? I'm going to try and see it this winter and so will have to read the whole series before then. Thanks again for a sweet review!

Violet the Telekinetic Puppy said...

Hi Kerry, I did not know Knuffle Bunny was in a musical. I would like to see and hear that musical because I bet Knuffle Bunny has a good singing voice and I would love to howl along. I have a very good howling voice. Tell me later if the musical was good or if you want to take me with you that will be good too. Good-bye.