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review 2017-07-09 00:56
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
The Runaway Bunny - Margaret Wise Brown,Clement Hurd

Genre:  Family / Imagination / Adventure / Love


Year Published: 1942


Year Read:  2017

Publisher:  HarperCollins Publishers

Series: Over the Moon #1

 

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After I had read Margaret Wise Brown’s popular children’s book “Goodnight Moon,” I wanted to read more of Margaret Wise Brown’s works and I happened to stumbled upon another one of her popular works called “The Runaway Bunny,” along with artwork by Clement Hurd. “The Runaway Bunny” is a truly cute story about the love shared between a parent and child that children will enjoy!

The story starts off with a little bunny wanting to run away from home and when he told his mother about it, his mother just said that she will come running after him, no matter where the little bunny will run off to!

I must admit that I cannot believe that I waited this long to read this classic children’s story about a love shared between a parent and a child! Margaret Wise Brown had done a great job at conveying a mother bunny’s devotion to her child as she is always pledging to follow her child to the ends of the earth, whether the bunny wants to become a rock on a mountain or a sailboat to escape from his mother. I also enjoyed the soothing tone of this book as the story never felt too chaotic or intense when dealing with the little bunny’s desire to run away and I always felt good when the mother bunny tries to comfort her child by telling him that she will always love him no matter what. Clement Hurd’s artwork is truly gorgeous and creative to look at, especially when there are transitions between the black and white artwork and the colorful artwork. I loved the fact that the scenes where we get to see the imaginations of the little bunny running away from home in different and unique ways, is displayed in color as they make the situations stand out much more. My favorite image in the book would be the image of the mother bunny posing as the wind and blowing her child, who is a sailboat at this point, towards the destination she desires.

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The reason why I took off half a point from the rating was because even though the book is showing that the mother bunny truly does care for her child by following him to the ends of the earth whenever the little bunny runs away, I cannot help but feel like the mother bunny’s behavior comes off as a bit like a stalker as she would chase her child no matter where he goes. Just like Robert Munsch’s children’s book “Love You Forever,” while it is cute that the mother bunny cares enough for her child to chase him down across the earth, the whole “the mother bunny is going to catch her son no matter what” theme might be unsettling for some readers to handle.

Overall, “The Runaway Bunny” is a cute story about the power of love shared between a parent and their child that many children will enjoy for many years! I would recommend this book to children ages four and up, even though the stalker implications of the mother bunny might unsettle some readers.

Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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review 2017-05-25 14:42
The Little Fir Tree by Margaret Wise Brown (2009-09-22) - Margaret Wise Brown

The little fir tree by Margaret Wise  Brown
Story of a little tree and it's life as it grows up and what it means to the little boy who gets it for a Christmas tree.
Great children's story from one of the best authors. They return the tree to the forest and sing carols and decorate the tree.
Poem about the holiday. Man who normally got the tree didn't come one year.
Great surprise for all.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

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text 2017-04-08 01:48
Goodnight Moon
Goodnight Moon - Margaret Wise Brown,Clement Hurd

AD360L

Pre K-K

Goodnight Moon is about a young rabbit who wants to tell everything goodnight before he goes to bed.  He travels a long way to tell the moon goodnight.  I would love to use this book as an introduction to poetry.  The book has many rhyming words and would be easy for students to relate to.

4 stars

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review 2017-03-15 00:39
The Runaway Bunny
The Runaway Bunny by Brown, Margaret Wise (2006) Paperback - Margaret Wise Brown

The Runaway Bunny is a sweet tale about a young bunny who threatens to run away from his mother, and his mother threatens to find him. It is silly and imaginative in the two bunnies' creative plans. 

This book received a score of AD600L, which would make it difficult for independent readings, but is a great story for a read aloud. This book would be great to read just for fun, or could be used to teach about imagination or cause and effect. It is a classic book and children of all ages will love it. 

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review 2017-02-15 03:24
Goodnight Moon
Goodnight Moon - Margaret Wise Brown,Clement Hurd

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, is a great children's book. A little bunny is about to be tucked into bed, and so, the little bunny says goodnight to every object inside his room. This classic children's book is great for introducing poetry, and  would be such a perfect book to end the day with. I would read this book to kindergarten.

 

Lexile Level: AD360L

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