Tuesday, September 25, 2012

[BOOK REVIEW] Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity by Mo Willems

Title:  Knuffle Bunny Too:  A Case of Mistaken Identity

Author:  Mo Willems

Genre: Toys / Friendship / Humor

Year Published: 2007

Year Read: 2009

Series: Knuffle Bunny #2

Publisher:  Hyperion Book CH

Source:  Library

Content Rating:  Ages 4+  (Nothing Objectionable)

“Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity” is a great sequel to Mo Willems’ popular book “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale.” In this adventure, Trixie enjoys her first day of school and showing off her Knuffle Bunny to everyone in her class until she comes home and realizes that something is wrong. “Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity” is a brilliant sequel about true friendship that children will enjoy as much as they enjoyed the first “Knuffle Bunny” book.

Mo Willems has done it again in this sequel as he ingeniously makes both the illustrations and the story extremely clever. Mo Willems goes into so much detail about Trixie’s first day of school and how excited she felt to be at school. Children can easily relate to Trixie about how she wanted to show off something that no one else has and yet the child soon realizes that someone else has another one of a kind possession that the child loves. Mo Willems’ illustrations are extremely creative as he once again places silly looking characters against real life photos of the city of Brooklyn. Also, I loved the outfit that Trixie wore throughout the book as she has a green shirt with a red with purple polka dotted shirt underneath and a brown and red flowered skirt. Trixie’s outfit, as surreal as it looks, brings out the true creativity to the character of Trixie herself.

“Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity” is one of the greatest sequels ever created as it defines what true friendship is all about. I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since there is nothing inappropriate about the book.

* 2008 Caldecott Honor
* 2008 Book Sense of the Year Award for Children's Illustrated
* 2008 Wanda Gag Read Aloud Honor Book

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