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Runaway Mummy: A Petrifying Parody (original 2009; edition 2009)

by Michael Rex, Michael Rex (Illustrator)

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Title:Runaway Mummy: A Petrifying Parody
Authors:Michael Rex
Other authors:Michael Rex (Illustrator)
Info:Putnam Juvenile (2009), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library, picture books
Tags:silly, funny, monsters, mothers, sons, digital media, January 2011

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The Runaway Mummy: A Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex (2009)



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A new take on an old favorite. ( )
  ReadingMentors | Jan 15, 2014 |
This parody of The Runaway Bunny is pretty cute (and the illustrations are fun, especially so near Halloween), but I liked Rex's Goodnight Goon even more! ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
It's a good book to read in the fall or near Halloween. The pictures in the book are exciting along with great descriptive words used on all the pages. The story is very funny, imaginative and a great twist on the classic, Runaway Bunny that will surely interest all children. However it might scare some children if they're scared of mummies but the story ends on a funny note which I think will help children if they think it's scary.
  kedwards1991 | Oct 30, 2012 |
loved the ending. ( )
  mahallett | Apr 5, 2012 |
When I read Goodnight Goon I thought that there couldn't possibly be a better book to grab the attention of a reluctant reader. Runaway Mummy has done it! I especially love the end where the Mummy mommy is disgusted by the idea of her baby joining a normal family and playing soccer. The bunnies in the picture are straight out of Runaway Bunny. ( )
  BeakerPrice | Dec 8, 2009 |
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On the back cover of this witty sendup of “The Runaway Bunny” is a rabbit sphinx balefully overlooking a “mummy” chasing after a child. That pretty much sums up Rex’s comical take on Margaret Wise Brown’s tender classic.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399252037, Hardcover)

Once there was a little mummy who wanted to run away. "If you run away," said Mother Mummy, "I will get you! For you are my rotten little mummy!"

A little mummy transforms into a series of incredible monsters in order to run away and assert his independence. His mother keeps coming to "get" him, but this little mummy has a mind of his own. Filled with uproarious illustrations, another beloved classic gets a kind-hearted send-up in this utterly monsterized parody. Ener getic art and a hilarious text will have kids begging to read this again and again.

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A little mummy who wants to run away tells his mother how he will escape, but no matter what horrible creature he claims he will become or where he plans to go, she promises to be there with him.

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