Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity by Mo Willems.
This is one of those books that got me all atwitter with anticipation. Returning to the world of Knuffle Bunny (which by the way, I was pronouncing CORRECTLY! With a hard K) was like seeing a beloved friend.
Trixie is older now and heading to school with Knuffle Bunny in hand. But when she sees Sonya, Sonya is holding Knuffle Bunny! Another Knuffle Bunny! This doesn’t make the girls friends at all, but rivals. They argue over how to pronounce the name, glare and one another and generally get their feelings hurt. Finally, the teacher steps in and takes the two Knuffle Bunnies away. The happy girls get them back at the end of the day and it isn’t until the very middle of the night that they both realize that the bunnies have been switched! Now the crisis must be resolved!
This book has the same sense of fun as the first one. Readers will spot a pigeon on Trixie’s bedroom wall as well as quickly realize that the bunnies have been switched (one has a bow on its head). The illustrations are just as fresh and amazing as the first, with the drawings superimposed on black and white photographs.
A real treat, this book is best enjoyed by kids who have read the first one. In fact, why not get them both in hand and read them back-to-back. Any excuse to linger in the world of Knuffle Bunny!