Friday, January 25, 2008

Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity, by Mo Willems

When Trixie starts school, she discovers that her beloved Knuffle Bunny is not so unique; in fact Sonja has one too. This encounter causes a disruption and both toys are taken by the teacher until the end of the day. Well sometime in the middle of the night (2:30 a.m.) Trixie discovers she has the wrong bunny and a phone call is followed by a bunny exchange. The juxtaposition of colorful cartoon illustrations against black and white photographs of a real school and real city offer a lively counterpoint of child's world to real world. The bunny exchange has the feel of a cold war spy exchange. Yet this is a very child-like story.


Brucie said...

This is a clever little story that should find a great following among the pre-school set. One need not know the earlier book to appreciate this one. Adults will definitely relate to it as well.

Karen Gavigan said...

Second. Delightfully funny story with terrific illustrations. It is hard not to laugh aloud when reading it! I predict it will be in constant circulation.