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The Runaway Bunny Book and CD: The Runaway Bunny Book and CD
     

The Runaway Bunny Book and CD: The Runaway Bunny Book and CD

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by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator)
 

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.

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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.

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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:
9780061142710
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/26/2006
Series:
Share a Story Series
Edition description:
Abridged
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
224,793
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

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 Nibble Nibble, My World, Where Have You Been?, Christmas in the Barn, The Dead Bird, and Sneakers, the Seaside Cat.

Clement Hurd (1908–1988) is best known for illustrating Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, the classic picture books by Margaret Wise Brown. He studied painting in Paris with Fernand Léger and others in the early 1930s. After his return to the United States in 1935, he began to work in children's books. He illustrated more than one hundred books, many of them with his wife, Edith Thacher Hurd, including the Johnny Lion books, The Day the Sun Danced, and The Merry Chase. A native of New York City, he lived most of his life in Vermont and California.

Clement Hurd (1908–1988) se graduó de Yale University. Estudió pintura en París en los años 1930 con Fernand Léger, entre otros. Allí fue donde desarrolló su estilo característico, compuesto de colores de fuerte contraste. Hurd estuvo casado con la escritora Edith Thacher Hurd, con quien también creó muchos libros que se convirtieron en favoritos de los niños.

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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The Runaway Bunny Book and CD: The Runaway Bunny Book and CD 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Emanju More than 1 year ago
I love the story (and Margaret Wise Brown in general). Track one has the story told with page turn signals which is excellent for non-readers and beginning readers. Well told and easy to follow along. Track two is the story in song.
nalani More than 1 year ago
So the rabbit keeps running away from his mother and his mother keeps chasing him? I'm not sure I like my sons listening to this. Sure it is sweet and all, but will it teach them that it is fun to run away from me?