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The Runaway Bunny (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

The Runaway Bunny (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd
     
 

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Margaret Wise Brown's comforting and reassuring story about a little bunny and his loving mother has been a favorite for generations of children all over the world. This best-selling children's title is now available in a repackaged gift set complete with the classic board book edition and a soft, cuddly plush baby bunny—the perfect companions for

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Margaret Wise Brown's comforting and reassuring story about a little bunny and his loving mother has been a favorite for generations of children all over the world. This best-selling children's title is now available in a repackaged gift set complete with the classic board book edition and a soft, cuddly plush baby bunny—the perfect companions for storytime.

About the Authors:
Margaret Wise Brown, legendary for her contribution to children's literature, is the author of such classics as Gooodnight Moon, The Little Fur Family, and Big Red Barn. Her many popular books continue to enchant and delight young readers year after year.

Clement Hurd, one of the most adored children's book illustratiors of our time, is often remembered for his illustrations for Goodnight Moon, and The Runaway Bunny. He has also created many treasured books with his wife, the writer Edith Thacher Hurd. Their I Can Read Books about the engaging Johnny Lion are still among children's favorites.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
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.
—Bethany Miller Cole
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Margaret Wise Brown's book was published in 1942 and it was issued in board book form in 1991. It is given new packaging with a little plush bunny like the one in the story. Little Bunny says he wants to head out on his own, and but Mama responds to all of escapades with reassurance that she will always be there. Little Bunny finally decides that he might as well stay at home in the loving comfort of his Mamma's arms. Black and white illustrations alternate with full color spreads whenever Mama responds with her unconditional love and care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881032154
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
10/28/1977
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,193,572
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Margaret Wise Brown transformed the landscape of children's literature with such beloved classics as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Other perennial favorites are Big Red Barn, Christmas in the Barn, and The Noisy Book. Her "here and now" style has been an enormous influence on writers for the past half century.

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.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 23, 1910
Date of Death:
November 13, 1952
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Place of Death:
Nice, France
Education:
B.A., Hollins College, 1932; Bank Street College of Education
Website:
http://www.margaretwisebrown.com

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