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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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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 |
With this story I would try and model my students how to use the if and then in a story. This has very good consistency with the two words throughout the story that it will model how to use them. My students will enjoy the story because its about a mother and a bunny and the bunny is running away so they might be able to relate. ( )
  hollyegirard | Nov 29, 2014 |
It is the story of a young rabbit who runs away from home. His mother tells him that no matter who he becomes or where he goes she will find him. It shows us that a mother's love will never go away even if you do not live at home. ( )
  thnguyen | Nov 26, 2014 |
In my opinion, “El Conejito Andarin” is a great book with a very endearing story for young readers. This book is excellent for Spanish readers because it uses Spanish text and repetitive language. This book is the Spanish version of the book, “The Runaway Bunny.” The plot is organized and follows a repetitive pattern. The young bunny tells his mother of his hypothetical adventures to get away from her, and subsequently, the mother tells of all she would do to see her son. For example, the son says, “Me convertire en roca de una montana, alla en lo alto, lejoes, muy lejos de ti” (English: I will become a rock in the mountain, a mountain very high, much higher than you). Then the mom says, “Me hare alpinista y trepare hasta llegar junto a ti” (English: I will become a climber and climb until I am next to you). The characters are well-developed in the sense that they make the reader think of the bunny and rabbit as a real mother and baby. The scenario of the bunny and his mom represent the real relationship of a mother and child. The illustrations display attention-grabbing pictures of the adventure. The book’s illustrations are interesting because they incorporate different mediums of artwork. Some illustrations are very large and comprised of stunning colors that are created with paint. Other illustrations are made out of black and white sketches that are made with charcoal pencils. The big idea is to show children that they will eventually grow up and have adventures away from home, but their families will always be waiting for them to come home. ( )
  sstelz2 | Oct 8, 2014 |
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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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