Runaway Mummy by Michael Rex
A Petrifying Parody

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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.


About Michael Rex

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Michael Rex is the author and illustrator of over twenty books for children, including the New York Times #1 bestseller Goodnight Goon. Michael has a master's degree in visual arts education (K-12), and worked as a NYC art teacher for four years. He visits schools across the country, and has appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice as a guest illustrator. Mike lives in New Jersey with his wife and their two boys.
Published August 16, 2012 by Puffin Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Rex, who parodied Goodnight Moon with the creepy Goodnight Goon , pokes monstrous fun at another Margaret Wise Brown/Clement H

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USA Today

Margaret Wise Brown's classic The Runaway Bunny is all about a mom's unconditional love.

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Chicago Tribune

(This story begins on the title page, continuing on the copyright page, the pictures showing why he needs to go, even before the first line of the story.) Every imagined set of pictures-- little mummy says he'll go someplace, mother mummy explains how she'll be there too-- keeps the Egyptian them...

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For you are my rotten little mummy!” Well, although this little mummy is totally determined to assert his independence, his Mother Mummy good naturedly keeps up with him by matching his transformations: a serpent, a gargoyle, a ravenous plant, etc… with hysterical ones of her own: a sea monster, ...

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