Whether you pronounce it “Nuffle Bunny” or “Kuh-nuffle Bunny”, the book Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems is a crowd pleaser for any parent who has misplaced their child’s special “lovie”. Be it a stuffed animal or blankie, nothing will comfort the distressed child until it is found again. We have such special items in our household (we’ve actually been known to buy more than one of the same item – hoping to convince one that the replacement item is the same as the original – usually without much luck). Trixie and her dad take a trip to the laundromat and somehow leave Trixie’s bunny in the washing machine. Because she isn’t formally speaking yet, Trixie’s cries and other attempts to get her father’s attention such as”going boneless” do not seem to make him realize the mistake that has been made. Zeke and I took a trip to the laundromat to experience it first hand (one of the best ways to teach new vocabulary.) He’s been talking about the laundromat ever since. We actually did a load of laundry and feigned leaving Teddy in one of the washers. Mostly it was extremely fun – and though I never planned for portraits at the laundromat they are a few of my latest favorites of Zeke! If you end up enjoying this book – there are a few more in the series with Trixie … and Williams’ ”Elephant and Piggie” or “Don’t Let the Pigeon….” books don’t disappoint.