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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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Rating:*****
Tags:Fiction, Children's Literature, Picture Book

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The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown (1942)

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Mom's a stalker?! I don't understand the reviews that say that. My three sons and I absolutely loved this. It's about the baby asking for reassurance that mom will do everything in her power to be available to her child. And that's sweet, not stalking. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
In my opinion this is a great children's book. The characters is the first thing that pulled my into the book. This book shows how much a mother cares for its baby no matter if its an animal or a person, it also show the great lengths a mother would go through to keep her child safe. The point of view is also good for children at a young age because it shows the babies point of view and then the mothers point of view in every situation. I think the big idea of this book is to show how important a mothers relationship is with her child, also to show students that even animals can show the emotion of love. ( )
  mhernd3 | Mar 30, 2016 |
This book was so loving and beautiful! I loved the wording and rhyming throughout the book, it was very clever! This book shows the true love a mother has for her children. This book being read by a mother to her child can create a great bond and assure the child they will always be loved. The illustrations in this book were fun and peaceful but also conveyed a fun adventure. To me, this book portrays a good night-time/before bed type of story because of the peaceful and settling vibe it gave off. The message in this story is truly about love and how much someone would do for the person they love. ( )
  ldewey1 | Mar 21, 2016 |
This is an older book that shows the extent that a mother would go through to make sure that their baby is okay. This book uses bunnies to portray their lesson and shows the positive in a family relationship. ( )
  rprado14 | Feb 3, 2016 |
Loved this one! It makes children feel loved and that there will always be someone who will find you when lost. May give some children who do not have both parents at home some sort of comfort. ( )
  tturkmen | Nov 30, 2015 |
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Brown, Margaret Wiseprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hurd, ClementIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anhava, HelenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Once there was a little bunny who wanted to run away.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0061074292, Board book)

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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