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The Runaway Bunny by [Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd]
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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) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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Margaret Wise Brown, cherished for her unique ability to convey a child’s experience and perspective of the world, transformed the landscape of children’s literature with such beloved classics as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Other perennial favorites by Ms. Brown include My World; Christmas in the Barn; The Dead Bird; North, South, East, West; and Good Day, Good Night.

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B089GDNPK6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins; Revised edition (September 15, 2020)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 15, 2020
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 30694 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 20 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2019
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3.0 out of 5 stars Want to love it...
By Eben Kostbar on July 7, 2019
I really really want to love this book because I love Good Night Moon and this story is so cute until you get to this page (see attached photo). Every time my husband and I read that page to our little boys, it bothers us so returning it today. Sorry, just being honest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What happens when a little bunny runs away from home? Timeless
By 📚 Bookwyrm 📚 on September 16, 2018
The Runaway Bunny is a timeless classic, proven by the fact that the hardback I just bought for my niece was the 75th anniversary edition. While I know probably hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions, of children have read The Runaway Bunny by now, including my own, a scene that is indelibly etched in my memory is of a retreat where I witnessed a man read this book to a room of 50 or 60 women. These woman were so focused, intent, and moved by this book that you could have heard a pin drop from the moment the gentleman started reading until he finished. There weren’t many dry eyes in the place as the women related to the type of love that follows and waits for the loved one to turn back to them. It is a love that waits and watches, never forcing itself upon another, but patiently and diligently keeps guard and maintains a place of safety for the loved one’s return.

That’s the magic of this story which was written three-fourths of a century before helicopter parenting was a thing. This isn’t helicopter parenting, but it’s what safe parenting ought to be. The mother rabbit knows that the child needs to run away, to practice independence, to be free to make mistakes, but she allows this freedom in a gentle guardianship. Almost all her actions are simply to watch over and keep her little bunny safe and to be there when he has stretched his legs enough and needs to rest in safety. The mother rabbit doesn’t snatch the little bunny/bird out of the air, she forms a tree in which he can safely perch and rest when he chooses to. It is the best of love that allows room to grow and the safety in which to do it.

Small children will relate to this story and to the desire to run away, to be independent, but they will also relate to their desire to have a parent waiting for them in a place of safety, ready to offer rest and refreshment when their wandering ways carry them back home. They will also love and relate to the many adventures the little bunny envisions as he dreams of a future where he is free and grown, ready to wander where he will to conquer the world.

I’m so glad I picked this up, because I admit I read through it after it showed up. (Quality control, you know, lol.) The retrospective was quite illuminating, as I had no idea about the history of the author, the artist, or the story. I may have to buy a copy of the edition for myself. I had picked this up after I got a shower invitation from my niece lately asking people to bring a book instead of a card along with their gift. I grabbed three of our old childhood standbys: [[ASIN:0544874358 Stellaluna 25th Anniversary Edition]], [[ASIN:0152010289 Verdi]], and [[ASIN:0062489941 The Runaway Bunny: A 75th Anniversary Retrospective]]. It’s so hard to choose so few out of so many of our favorite books, but she may be inundated with more books as her son gets older. ;) I also ordered a new favorite, [[ASIN:1773210556 A Boy and a House]], but I’m not sure it will get here in time for her shower.

Highly recommended; simply one of the sweetest picture books for children out there. The fascinating retrospective is a wonderful bonus.
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Ashe Riche
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic with beautiful illustrations
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 26, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic with beautiful illustrations
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 26, 2020
This book is just beautiful. The full-page illustrations are wonderful and both of my children (6) and (3) adore it. It is easy to bring this book to life. I created a simple story basket with bunny ears, paper puppets, and some miniature bunnies! and the children loved playing out the story. It encourages them to use their imagination, coming up with different things they could turn into! And I can challenge them by telling them how I would catch them!
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MR R ADAIR
5.0 out of 5 stars It's became the favourite bedtime story ever now
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 16, 2017
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Sarah Barrow
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 15, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wowzer of a parenting book.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 28, 2016
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 24, 2018
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