Knuffle Bunny Free by Mo Willems
An Unexpected Diversion (Knuffle Bunny Series)

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Synopsis

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 stunningfoldout spread, culminating in a hilarious and moving surprise thatno child or parent will be able to resist.

Bestselling, award-winning author Mo Willems has created an epiclove 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.

 

About Mo Willems

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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 & 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.
 
Published September 28, 2010 by Balzer + Bray. 52 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels.

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/ Even if she wished she wasn’t.” This feels more like a book for parents than children, a feeling underscored by the coda, an illustrated note to Trixie from her daddy that imagines her growing up and starting a family of her own.

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In the first two installments of his best-selling series, “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale” and “Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity,” both Caldecott Honor books, Willems introduced readers to Trixie, who first as a pre-verbal toddler and then as a feisty preschooler navigated her Bro...

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The New York Times

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Mo Willems brings his stuffed animal saga to its inevitable end.

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Publishers Weekly

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In this sympathetic sequel to Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale , former toddler Trixie gains verbal dexterity and still treasures her rag doll, Knuffle Bunny.

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Publishers Weekly

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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.

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Examiner

Now that Trixie can talk (and talk), she's on her way to Pre-K and is more than a little excited for the opportunity to show off her one-of-a-kind Knuffle Bunny to her new classmates.

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New York Journal of Books

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In fact, the ending takes Trixie to another level of maturity altogether, which will leave fans already mourning the books about the pair that will not be written—unless (Mr. Willems, are you listening?) we could get a prequel to that first Knuffle Bunny book?A delightful and funny picture book f...

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Patheos

The second book, Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity, shows an older and more articulate Trixie heading off to pre-school, where she makes a new friend and discovers that her Knuffle Bunny is “not-so-one-of-a-kind.” As the series progresses, Trixie grows up and her adventures with Knuf...

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Chicago Tribune

Willems' line drawings imposed on photographs combine realism with the expressiveness of small changes in the drawings, like Trixie's sudden awareness that Knuffle Bunny has been left behind.

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Kepler's

Here we have the “fird,” sorry, ahem, the “third” book in the Knuffle Bunny Trilogy.

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Hipsqueak

The Knuffle Bunny trilogy (including Knuffle Bunny Too and Knuffle Bunny Free) play to parents, while being about toddlers.

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