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The runaway bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

The runaway bunny (original 1942; edition 1942)

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:New York, Harper & Row [1972, c1942]
Collections:children's and young adult literature

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The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown (1942)

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A little bunny keeps running away from his mother in an imaginary game of hide-and-seek.

This book is so charming and sweet! It really shows the love between a mother and her child. I loved all of the beautiful illustrations along with the story. ( )
  KailiMarion | Dec 10, 2018 |
This was a cute, simple book. A bunny is playing a creative game of hide and seek with its mother. He imagines himself to be different things. The illustrations are sweet simple, and quaint. The illustrator used a lot of pastel colors, and I think that this helps represent the gentle mood of this book. I liked the book a lot. However, I just feel like the plot was lacking a bit. ( )
  mthomassie | May 3, 2018 |
#4, from 1942, on the list 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up ( )
  deldevries | Mar 21, 2018 |
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It is a good fantasy book which reveals a mother's love to her child. It seems to be a universal rule or phenomenon among all species, which is shown by rabbits in this picture book. There are several scenarios imagined by the little rabbit who tried to escape from her mom; however, the mother rabbit would always follow her kid and shelter the baby wherever she would go. It can be considered as a good picture book for little kids and also the adults to remind them of the greatness of mother love.
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  SiyingChen | Feb 19, 2018 |
This story focuses on a little bunny that’s determined to run away from his mother. The bunny decides that it can run away and become many things without his mother ever finding or catching it. The little bunny describes how it can become a fish, a rock at the top of the mountain, a boat, and other things where its mother is unable to find him or even catch him. The little bunny’s mother describes how if it can become a fish, she will become a fisherman and catch the little bunny, and if he was a rock at the top of the mountain, she would climb the mountain to catch her little bunny, and if he were a boat, she would become a cloud and lead him home. At the end the little bunny realizes that no matter what he tries to become, his mother will always be there trying to get her little bunny. The message is no matter what someone tries to do, there will always be someone who watches over you/wants you in their lives to make sure you are safe. ( )
  CarlyOHaro | Mar 15, 2017 |
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Brown, Margaret Wiseprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hurd, ClementIllustratormain 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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