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Willems, Mo.
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 2004.
IL K-3, RL 3.1
ISBN 0786818700

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Do you have a favorite stuffed animal?  One that you hate to be without?  I know my daughter did.  She never went anywhere without her BoBo Bear.  This is the story of a little girl who has a favorite stuffed bunny -- Knuffle Bunny.  She's just a little girl who can't talk yet.  When Knuffle Bunny gets left behind during an errand, she does all she can to get her father to understand what is happening.  Will she ever see Knuffle Bunny again?

Booktalk #2

Ok…think way back to when you were little and picture your favorite toy. How would you feel if it were lost? Trixie is feeling like a big girl going with Daddy to the laundromat, but when they are on their way home she realizes that somebunny has been left behind. Trixie tries her best to tell Daddy what has happened and he just doesn’t understand. They both get a little cranky before Mommy comes to the rescue. Now, as you may or may not know, author Mo Willems based the name Knuffle Bunny after a Dutch term for something cute and cuddly. Therefore, the pronounciation of the title, according to him, should not be "nuffle" bunny but instead "k-nuffle" bunny. (Prepared by: Jana Wood, SCASL Picture Book Awards)

SUBJECTS:     Stuffed animals (Toys) -- Fiction.
                          Lost and found possessions -- Fiction.
                         Laundry -- Fiction.


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