The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

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A little bunny keeps runningaway 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.

The Runaway Bunny, first published in 1942 and never out of print, has indeed become a classic. Generations of readers have fallen in love with the gentle magic of its reassuring words and loving pictures.


About Margaret Wise Brown

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Few writers have been as attuned to the concerns and emotions of childhood as Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). A graduate of Hollins College and the progressive Bank Street College of Education, she combined her literary aspirations with the study of child development. Her unique ability to see the world through a child's eyes is unequaled. Her many classic books continue to delight thousands of young listeners and readers year after year. hr Muy pocos escritores de literatura infantil han logrado captar las emociones e inquietudes de la niÑez como Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). Sus numerosos y ya clÁsicos libros y grabaciones continÚan deleitando a lectores y oyentes de todas las edades.
Published April 1, 1985 by Live Oak Media (NY). 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This is one of the nicest things Margaret Wise Brown has done, and Clement Hurd has made enchanting pictures, with line drawings and eight double spreads in four colors, beautifully reproduced.

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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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Very young children find little bunny's imagination inspiring, and his cozy spot on mother bunny's lap by the fire gives The Runaway Bunny a nice bedtime feeling.

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The Mockingbird

reading this makes me think of a lot of children's books that are just steeped in grace – filled with the message that no matter what the pesky little kid or bunny or what have you does, his or her parent will love them and protect them.

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Chicago Tribune

“Once there was a little mummy who wanted to run away.” If you read that and said “bunny,” you’d only be remembering Margaret Wise Brown’s “The Runaway Bunny.” A child, however, won’t need to have read that to enjoy this book, for the pictures make the parodic fun visible.

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