Bibliographic Information: Willems, M. (2004). Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale. New York: Hyperion Books for Children.
Brief Annotation: A trip to the Laundromat takes a turn for the worst when Trixie realizes she left her stuffed bunny behind.
Grade Level: K-3
Readers who will like this: Readers who have or have ever had a special stuffed animal; Readers who like babies; Readers who have ever lost anything important to them
Rating/Response: 4 Expressive illustrations and relatable circumstances entertain readers of all ages!
One question you would ask before a read aloud: “Have you ever lost something that was very special to you?” “What did you do to try and find it?”
Reading Strategy: Synthesizing
Rationale for Strategy: This story is great for teaching synthesizing because it is a simple and familiar plot, but the events occurs in a strategic order that students will be able to recognize and relate to when retelling.
Posted by: Sammi Keller