Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity is a fun sequel to the popular Caldecott book Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale. In the story, Trixie and Sonja both bring their cherished knuffle bunnies to school for show and tell, but when the bunnies get mixed up and Trixie brings the wrong one home, it's up to dad save the day.
This book is every bit as charming as the first. We were delighted to see that Willems used the same winning format in this title as in the first book -- simple but darling illustrations transposed onto black and white photographs.
If you loved Knuffle Bunny, you won't want to miss this sequel, starring an older Trixie and her much adored bunny. Children will relate to Trixie's actions and emotions, all perfectly captured by master illustrator and storyteller Mo Willems.
"Irresistibly funny, tender, and universal, this is another consummate
star turn for Trixie, daddy, bunny, and their creator." (School Library Journal)
Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 1
DRA Level: 30
Lexile Measure: 690L
Grade Equivalent: 3.7
Guided Reading Level: N
Read-Aloud vs. Individual Reading:
This book will need to be a read-aloud rather than for individual reading, as children generally do not read on the reading level (difficulty level) of this book until the end of second grade. They will enjoy perusing the book and checking out the picture independently, but will need help with the words.
* Caldecott Honor--
* American Library Association Notable Children's Book
* School Library Journal Best Books List of 2008
* Publisher's Weekly Best Books List of 2008
* Kirkus Reviews Best Books List of 2008
Below are the first three spreads from inside Knuffle
Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity. Fans of the first Knuffle Bunny book will be so excited to see the same fun illustration style of the first book is back -- with a mix of photographs and cute illustrations. We love it!
There are quiet a number of lesson/activity packets available for the Knuffle Bunny series on the popular teacher website teacherspayteachers.com. (If you aren't familiar with this site, it's full of lesson plans, activities, learning games, and other curriculum materials made by teachers. We LOVE the site!!). One that we really like is the set pictured here, by Christina Mauro.
To see these Knuffle Bunny lesson / activity ideas, click the link or the pictures below.