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Dec 30, 2010Ubalstecha rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Knuffle Bunny Free finds Trixie and her parents going to the Netherlands (what Willams calls Holland, maybe they are going to the province of Holland) to visit Trixie's grandparents, Oma and Opa. At some point during the trip, Trixie misplaces her Knuffle Bunny. This distresses her greatly, and her family tries to help her get over it by telling her how big she is getting and how proud of her they are. Her grandparents even try to distract her with a new rabbit that dances and speaks Dutch. Nothing helps until Trixie has a dream that Knuffle Bunny is travelling around the world, bringing comfort to many other children. She then comes to accept that Knuffle Bunny is gone. That is until she makes an amazing discovery on the plane going home. But then the story takes an unexpected turn as Trixie makes a decision that will change her life. Author/Illustrator Willams has made it clear in the narrative that this is most likely the last of the Knuffle Bunny books, and that knowledge, combined with the story makes this book bittersweet. There is a very powerful message in this book for young and old, one that is worth sharing with the little ones in your life.