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The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

The Runaway Bunny (original 1942; edition 2017)

by Margaret Wise Brown (Author), Clement Hurd (Illustrator)

Series: Goodnight Moon (1)

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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.
Title:The Runaway Bunny
Authors:Margaret Wise Brown (Author)
Other authors:Clement Hurd (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (2006), Edition: Rev ed., 48 pages
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The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown (1942)

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Imaginative renderings of a bunny hiding from his mother in fantastical ways. Can be a fun "spot the bunny" exercise for younger audiences. Reinforces message of parental love and devotion. ( )
  KSchellVT | May 24, 2022 |
It's the color panels that get me. And, because my mom read this one to me first, in my mind all the other similar ones are copycats... though I've never checked publication dates. ( )
  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
- picture book
- This is a story about a bunny who says he is going to run away, but his mother assures him that she will always be there for him. If he turns into a trout to swim away from her, she will turn into a fisherman. If he turns into a bird to fly away from her, she will turn into a tree that he can fly to. The little bunny decides that he is better off staying with his mother; she will always be there for him.
- This was a very cute family story. It shows children how much mothers love their children and reminds them that no matter what happens, their family will always look after them. The illustrations were beautiful as well (Hurd did the illustrations for the famous "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise as well).
  daugusto | Mar 8, 2021 |
A little bunny keeps running away from his mother in an imaginative and imaginary game of verbal hide-and-seek; children will be profoundly comforted by this lovingly steadfast mother who finds her child every time. -- GoodReads
  EKiddieKollege | Jul 30, 2020 |
I like the illustrations; I'm more troubled than I probably should be by the story: I'd like the little bunny to not feel so smothered by his mother. Yes, I understand that her actions are meant to be reassuring, and her son doesn't seem bothered by them. Anyway, some of the pictures harken back to Goodnight Moon and I like the idea of literary references for toddlers. ( )
  raizel | May 7, 2020 |
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Brown, Margaret Wiseprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hurd, ClementIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anhava, HelenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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