Virtual Book Club: Mo Willems
Today I am participating in the Virtual Book Club for Kids with a printable inspired by KNUFFLE BUNNY by Mo Willems. I am sharing a mini accordion-folded coloring book that you flip through to find Trixie’s favorite stuffie. Book inspired crafts and activities are fun plus they also help cement ideas and themes from what we read!
Mo Willems is one of our favorite authors. I love his very simple direct language. My son loves practicing his reading with the ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE series. Both my kids get a kick out of saying no, no, no to the pigeon’s repeated requests in DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS. But the KNUFFLE BUNNY three book series is by far my favorite. Especially the last one, KNUFFLE BUNNY FREE. I feel like my daughter grew up alongside Trixie the main character who loses her favorite stuffed animal at the laundromat in the first book then reaches a big-girl milestone in the third book by giving it away. It is one of only a few picture books that made me cry.
Mo Willems also illustrates his books. The Caldecott Honor winning art for KNUFFLE BUNNY was created with lively cartoon characters superimposed on more drab black and white photos. He also seems like an interesting guy with an insightful understanding of childhood…
Knuffle Bunny Coloring Page
So what do you think? Are you ready to read KNUFFLE BUNNY and color some laundry? Go grab the book then print the following PDF: Knuffle Bunny Printable at actual size, then color, cut, attach tab, and fold into an accordion.
The Virtual Book Club for Kids is hosted by several great education focused bloggers. On the second Thursday of every month there is a different children’s book author featured and you can go to the hosts’ blogs to find crafts and activities to go with one of three featured books by that author. To learn more about the Virtual Book Club for Kids read this post by Toddler Approved and to find more fun Mo Willems’ inspired crafts and activities head on over to the Virtual Book Club for Kids’ Facebook page.
Bye for now!