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The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

The Runaway Bunny (original 1942; edition 2005)

by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator)

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Title:The Runaway Bunny
Authors:Margaret Wise Brown
Other authors:Clement Hurd (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (2005), Edition: Revised, Hardcover, 48 pages
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The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown (1942)


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The Runaway Bunny is a tender story about a mother rabbit and a bunny son. The son is constantly trying to run away from the mom and the mom keeps on finding ways to go after her son. The story demonstrates a sweet and kind relationship between a mother and a son. This book would be great to be read at home before bed or when in conflict. ( )
  Kaitlyn_Corbett | Nov 17, 2015 |
Clement Hurd redrew some of his pictures for this new edition of the profoundly comforting story of a bunny's imaginary game of hide-and-seek and the lovingly steadfast mother who finds him every time.(amazon)
  AmyStepaniuk | Oct 24, 2015 |
Bond between mother and child, k-1
  ElaineZhang | Jul 30, 2015 |
Summary: The baby rabbit wants to run away but his mother says that "if you run, I will run after you". It is really just a story about how much love a mom has for her children.

Personal connection: I never understood why the baby bunny wanted to run away.

Class use: Have students write poems to their moms, maybe even for Mother's Day. ( )
  allisonpollack | Apr 30, 2015 |
This book is appropriate for preschool through first grade. I just have to smile when I read this book because it truly shows the love of a mother but also that they can pretty much solve anything you throw at them. I would use this as a mentor text to see if my students can remember a time when they may have tried to run away and how their mom or dad was clever enough to stop them.
  Sarah.Lew | Apr 30, 2015 |
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Brown, Margaret Wiseprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hurd, ClementIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anhava, HelenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Since its publication in 1942, The Runaway Bunny has never been out of print. Generations of sleepy children and grateful parents have loved the classics of Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, including Goodnight Moon. The Runaway Bunny begins with a young bunny who decides to run away: "'If you run away,' said his mother, 'I will run after you. For you are my little bunny.'" And so begins a delightful, imaginary game of chase. No matter how many forms the little bunny takes--a fish in a stream, a crocus in a hidden garden, a rock on a mountain--his steadfast, adoring, protective mother finds a way of retrieving him. The soothing rhythm of the bunny banter--along with the surreal, dream-like pictures--never fail to infuse young readers with a complete sense of security and peace. For any small child who has toyed with the idea of running away or testing the strength of Mom's love, this old favorite will comfort and reassure. (Baby to preschool)

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A little rabbit who wants to run away tells his mother how he will escape, but she is always right behind him.

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