a wonderful childrens classic
Runaway bunny declares that he is running away but his mother vows to run after him if he does. So Runaway bunny imagines various other things he could become to prevent his mother from catching him. In each instance, his mother merely invents a new identity for herself to match his. If he becomes a flower, she will become a gardener. If he becomes a sailboat, she will become the wind. Because he will always be her little bunny. Very charming illustrations alternating between color images and black and white are used to demonstrate each of bunny's alternate incarnations. This book is used by the Before Five in a Row curriculum.
A great book for little girls and boys between the ages of 3-7. Depicts a mother bunny's endless love for her baby bunny.
One of my favorites ! A simple story with beautiful illustrations .
Beautiful illustrations. Truly a classic!
Great story, great illustrations... love it!
This is a story for the older toddler younger child. A story of a mother who pursues her youngster with love no matter what he says. Why that rabbit child needs to try to run away from his mother made me pause.
A little rabbit who wants to run away tells his mother how he will escape, but she is always right behind him; even if he changes into a fish, she will become a fisherman fishing with a carrot.
From the Publisher
Clement Hurd redrew some of his pictures for this new edition of the profoundly comforting story of a bunny's imaginary game of hide-and-seek and the lovingly steadfast mother who finds him every time.
From The Critics
Children's Literature - Bethany Miller Cole
Many children may wonder what it would be like to strike out on their own, but seldom imagine it as beautifully as the little bunny in this classic tale. The little bunny dreams of becoming a fish, a bird and even a "crocus in a hidden garden." With each new incarnation the bunny imagines, his mother promises to become a fisherman, a tree and a gardener so that she may still watch over, guide and protect her little bunny. Realizing that his mother's love is unwavering, the little bunny concedes defeat and decides he would be wise to stay home and just be himself. This picture book edition of the beautiful fable is perfect for even the smallest listener. Clement Hurd's black and white and colorful, dream-like illustrations grace spreads throughout the book, bringing to life perfectly the imagination of the young and the depth of love a parent has for a child. Children and the adults who love them will treasure this story. 2005 (orig. 1942), HarperFestival/HarperCollins, and Ages 6 mo. to 5.
By the author of Goodnight Moon. Adorable book for young children ages 2 to 6.
Used in Before-FIAR curiculum
I bought this book because a good friend of mind was doing a talk for an organization for which I am the Coordinator and was basing her talk on this children's book. I needed to know what the book was about.... I think that the book is darling and reaches out to children in the most awesome way, letting them know how much they are loved. I really think though that children should rate this book based on their thoughts. Sorry but I have no young one in the house to base this review upon.
The adventures a little bunny dreams about doing and about the bunnies mother who loves him and follows him on all his adventures because he is her little bunny! Very nice pictures!