What is a Fluffle? The Answer is Discovered in New Children's Picture Book
"Bunny Finds a Fluffle" Features Felted Animals Meeting New Friends in Watercolor Landscapes
Children and kids at heart will learn what certain groups of animals are called: a fluffle of bunnies, a waddle of penguins, a mob of meerkats. Who knew there were so many unique names for animal groups?
The illustrations showcase the needle felted animals of Karen Nordstrom, from the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State. Her handmade critters come to life with Anna Coble's watercolor scenes in a unique art combination.
The book is available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and will be officially released on May 12, 2023. Published by Bookbaby, it is available in the Bookbaby Bookshop.
Copies have also been donated to the children's section of the Seattle Public Library's Northgate and Lake City branches.
Anna Coble has spent over 25 years working with preschoolers and their families in a variety of settings. She now spends her time illustrating children's books and creating supportive materials for parents, caregivers and educators. Her website is Bellafamilia.org.
Felix Coble is a Seattle area actor and musician. He and his Mom Anna worked together to create the rhymes for Bunny Finds a Fluffle. "For those who are wondering, 'What the fluffle is a fluffle?' This is the book for you," he said.
Karen Nordstrom creates miniature needlefelted animals out of wool. Her designs can be found in her Etsy shop, nosetotail.etsy.com.