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

Bibliographic Information:  Willems, M. (2007). Knuffle Bunny too: A case of mistaken identity. New York, NY:Hyperion Books for Children.

Annotation:  Trixie headed off to school with her Knuffle Bunny, which is a stuffed animal.  When she arrived at preschool, she said good-bye to her dad and saw Sonja.  Sonja had the same Knuffle Bunny, which she called Nuffle.  After getting in trouble, the stuffed bunnies were taken away.  At the end of the school day, the stuffed bunnies were given back and Trixie left school to go back home and enjoy her evening.  However, early in the morning, Trixie noticed her Knuffle Bunny was not the correct one.  So Trixie and Sonja meet and swapped back their stuffed animals, and became friends.

Genre:  Fiction

Grade Level:  Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Interested Readers:  Readers who are interested in stuff animals, friendship, stories about school and friends could be interested in this book.  This book could also be used as a read aloud to children with a discussion on how to treat other and friendships, which the students might enjoy to listen to.

Personal Response and Rating:  I enjoyed this book; I thought it was a book that was well written about friendships, and that if you give people time, you could be friends.  This book included imagination and school setting which could be used for younger elementary aged students.  I would give this book a 4.5/5 star rating.

Text-Dependent Question:  Who was Trixie’s new friend?

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