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ISBN13: 9780061929571
ISBN10: 0061929573
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Trixie and her family are off on a fantastic trip to visit her grandparents — all the way in Holland! But does Knuffle Bunny have different travel plans?

An emotional tour de force, Knuffle Bunny Free concludes one of the most beloved picture-book series in recent memory, with pitchperfect text and art, photos from around the world, and a stunning foldout spread, culminating in a hilarious and moving surprise that no child or parent will be able to resist.

Bestselling, award-winning author Mo Willems has created an epic love story as only he can, filled with the joys and sadness of growing up — and the unconditional love that binds a father, mother, daughter, and a stuffed bunny.

Review:

"In this poignant vacation-themed conclusion to Willems's Knuffle Bunny series, Trixie accidentally forgets her beloved stuffed toy on an international flight, as she travels from Brooklyn to Holland with her parents to visit her Dutch grandparents. Willems emphasizes the way Trixie handles the crisis with all the maturity she can muster: 'Trixie tried to enjoy going to the cafe and the swings in the playground,' but 'he missed her Knuffle Bunny.' Her knowing grandparents note 'how big she was getting. Trixie understood. She was getting bigger. Even if she wished she wasn't.' Willems's color caricatures, superimposed on grayscale photos, track Trixie's shifting moods and resolve, and a gatefold pictures Trixie's cathartic dream of the rabbit meeting other children worldwide. In the previous books, the prodigal Knuffle Bunny always returns, and Trixie always needs him. Here, a growing Trixie proves capable of letting go and, when the rabbit reappears, she chooses the terms of their good-bye. Willems's affectionate saga comes to a reassuring end, letting readers know they can release the treasured objects of childhood without losing their identities or their families' love. Ages 3 – 7. (Oct.)

Review:

"This denouement is enough to give you goose bumps, and young readers may be wiping the tears from their parents' cheeks. Good night, Knuffle Bunny." Booklist (starred review)

About the Author

Mo Willems is a three-time Caldecott Honor-winning Dinosaur (for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny, and Knuffle Bunny Too). He also won two Geisel Medals for There Is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?, and a Geisel Honor for We Are in a Book! His books are perennial New York Times bestsellers, including Knuffle Bunny Free and Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator! Before he turned to making picture books, Mo was a writer and animator on Sesame Street, where he won six Emmys. Mo lives happily ever after with his family in Massachusetts.

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brookbrook, August 14, 2012 (view all comments by brookbrook)
my son LOVES these books! the animated characters superimposed on real life photos perfectly reflect his world, and he completely connects to the story. mo willems has once again captured both our hearts and mind.
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footel, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by footel)
Knuffle Bunny is the stuffed animal and Trixie is the girl who loves her. This story was so sweet and a fabulous conclusion to the Knuffle Bunny books. It reminds me of my favorite comfort toy, and the day I realized I didn't need it anymore. All three of the Knuffle Bunny books are great! I read them for pleasure, for teaching kids about reading/writing good stories, and then read them all again! Mo Willems is a master story craftsman!
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CtrlAltTabby, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by CtrlAltTabby)
This touching story brings Trixie and Knuffle Bunny's adventures to a close in a loving and surprising way. It is a favorite in our house, safely ensconced in the Mo Willems section of our little one's library.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061929571
Author:
Willems, Mo
Publisher:
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Subject:
Toys, Dolls, & Puppets
Subject:
People & Places - Europe
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from PreS to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
52
Dimensions:
9 x 12 in 20.8 oz
Age Level:
12-07

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Product details 52 pages Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - English 9780061929571 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this poignant vacation-themed conclusion to Willems's Knuffle Bunny series, Trixie accidentally forgets her beloved stuffed toy on an international flight, as she travels from Brooklyn to Holland with her parents to visit her Dutch grandparents. Willems emphasizes the way Trixie handles the crisis with all the maturity she can muster: 'Trixie tried to enjoy going to the cafe and the swings in the playground,' but 'he missed her Knuffle Bunny.' Her knowing grandparents note 'how big she was getting. Trixie understood. She was getting bigger. Even if she wished she wasn't.' Willems's color caricatures, superimposed on grayscale photos, track Trixie's shifting moods and resolve, and a gatefold pictures Trixie's cathartic dream of the rabbit meeting other children worldwide. In the previous books, the prodigal Knuffle Bunny always returns, and Trixie always needs him. Here, a growing Trixie proves capable of letting go and, when the rabbit reappears, she chooses the terms of their good-bye. Willems's affectionate saga comes to a reassuring end, letting readers know they can release the treasured objects of childhood without losing their identities or their families' love. Ages 3 – 7. (Oct.)
"Review" by , "This denouement is enough to give you goose bumps, and young readers may be wiping the tears from their parents' cheeks. Good night, Knuffle Bunny."
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