Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale is 5 years old!

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale was published 5 years ago this month.

Thanks to you, Trixie and her Daddy are still looking for Trixie's Bunny!

This book was a result of my telling my editor and art director a story while waiting for some printouts. They immediately encouraged me to turn the story into a book. I was reluctant, but very glad to have listened to them in the end. The last 5 years has brought all kinds of additions to the world of Knuffle Bunny, from a sequel, to cartoon films, to actual Knuffle Bunnies!

Upcoming, a big puzzle, a big musical (at the Kennedy Center and touring the country), and the final chapter in the Knuffle Trilogy.

But mostly, it's been a thrill to open up mail bags filled with kids drawings of Knuffle Bunny and their hilarious suggestions for new stories. One of the first included a story called, "What Knuffle Bunny Did in the Laundry". The text read: "As long as she was in the machine, she tried on all the clothes. They were FABULOUS!"