Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity

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Touching, funny, exuberant ...Trixie at her best!

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that they won't find anything offensive in this second Knuffle Bunny book. Trixie is growing up, and faces a new mishap with the stuffed animal she loves. Kids, especially those who know what "show and tell" is all about, will enjoy it just as much as the first adventure, and parents will look forward to repeated readings.

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What's the story?

When Trixie takes her very special Knuffle Bunny to Pre-K for sharing, she realizes that her classmate has a very similar toy pet. The school day does not go well, and neither does the night. After a case of mistaken identity, followed by an after-midnight exchange, all is healed and Trixie has a new best friend.

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Anyone who has ever treasured a special doll or stuffed animal will understand Trixie's feeling as she trots off to school to share "her one-of-a-kind Knuffle Bunny." Her eyes are wide with excitement as she tugs her father behind her along the Brooklyn Streets, and she can hardly breathe as she lists the names of all the kids with whom she is going to share him. They also will understand her dismay and unhappiness when the day doesn't turn out as she expected, and why she cannot sleep at night until the case of mistaken identity is solved. While parents may be amazed when her dad gets up at 2:30 in the morning to make things right, kids will agree with Trixie that he had found the perfect, and only, solution.

Once again, Mo Willems has created a masterpiece that will engage kids and parents alike. He has set simply drawn, yet colorful and expressive, cartoon characters against real black-and-white photographs of Brooklyn. The effect is captivating! The simple changes in facial expressions and body language create the drama, which is both humorous and touching. The photographic background provides detail and a true sense of place. On top of that, the language is straightforward and somewhat understated, which completes this perfect package.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about Trixie and her relationship with the Knuffle Bunny. They can share stories about their favorite toys, as well as the adventures they may have had taking them to school to share. How did Trixie feel as she was walking to school in the morning? How do you think she felt when she realized that Knuffle Bunny may not be one of a kind? Why didn't she notice that the Knuffle Bunny she took home had a bow on its head? Even though Trixie realized the mistake in the middle of the night, do you think she could have waited until morning to make the exchange? What do you think would have happened if she had?

Book details

Author:Mo Willems
Illustrator:Mo Willems
Genre:Picture Book
Book type:Fiction
Publisher:Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date:September 4, 2007
Number of pages:48
Read aloud:4
Read alone:6
Award:Caldecott Medal and Honors

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Parent of a 4, 11, and 14 year old Written byLeMoon October 25, 2009
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Lovely book about "lovies".

Fun book for kids AND the parents who actually read have to read it again and again. Both groups will recognize the "security lovey" and the worries and wonders such objects cause for all involved. Clever twist and ending.

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Parent of a 2 and 2 year old Written bypiper0137 September 9, 2009
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Sweet sequel to one of the best children's books

An adorable book! My almost three year olds have enjoyed most of Mo Willems' material, but this and its precursor remain our favorites. It has a great message about friendship and sharing, and the illustrations are wonderful mixed media. Your toddler will love this book!

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Parent of a 2, 3, 4, 11, 11, and 15 year old Written bylover4 June 10, 2009
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lol i love it i'm an adult

i love bunny books and it is great for 3 and up please give more recamenddations to me and my hubby

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