A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
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.
Is It Any Good?
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.
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