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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
Collections:Picture books for Elementary Students
Tags:alphabet, rhymes

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The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown (1942)


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I enjoyed this book for many reasons. I liked that the author wrote the dialogue with black and white illustrations. Then, the next page are illustrations in color that are related to the text before. For example, “‘If you become a bird and fly away from,’ said his mother, ‘I will be a tree that you come home to.” The next page displays an illustration of the baby bunny as a bird and the mother bunny as a tree. The colorful illustrations fill the entire pages and have no text. I think this allows the reader’s imagination to expand and also allows the reader to focus on that specific event or main idea in the story. I liked how the readers transform the bunny into different objects. I also liked how each illustration is in a different setting. The big idea of the story is that your parents will always love and support you even if you leave them. ( )
  ktran4 | Feb 20, 2015 |
One of my favorite stories of all time. Great illustrations and story plot. This book is a fun, rhythmic, picture book that describes the imagination of a bunny who just wants to run away and be free. The bunnies imagination wants to take it anywhere. It's a simple plot and great for children to understand and follow. This is an example of a modern fantasy book. ( )
  sarahetuemmler | Jan 25, 2015 |
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
Audio version so I am not seeing the colorful pictures.
A little bunny wants to run away and he explains how to his mother he will keep away from her.
She explains to him what she will become and how she will find him and she will get him back.
Love the part where she will give him a hug.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device). ( )
  jbarr5 | Jan 16, 2015 |
SUMMARY: A bunny wishes to run away from home, so his mother tells him that she will always be there with him, no matter where he goes.

REVIEW: My mother used to read me this book as a child, so it holds a special place in my heart. It contains simple language and illustrations that are perfect for children to understand. The main draw of this book is that it actually teaches children that no matter where they go and what they do, there mother will always be with them in spirit. For example, the mother says: "If you become a bird and fly away from me...I will be a tree that you come home to." I believe that children will find this book very enjoyable. ( )
  amay3 | Dec 6, 2014 |
I could teach cause and effect with this book. For example if the baby bunny is a bird the mother bunny will be a tree for the bunny to come home to.If the baby bunny becomes a boy the mother bunny will become the mother. This would be a great book to have students make and confirm predictions. ( )
  Spinea1 | Nov 30, 2014 |
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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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