Title: The Runaway Bunny (17 Jan 2010)

The Runaway Bunny


Runaway Bunny Landform printables

In the story, the runaway bunny hides in the flowers of the garden and his mom finds him. We used the and our to ‘hide’ our paper bunny and then Kaleb had to name a number and peek behind that number to see if it was the one hiding the bunny.

The Runaway Bunnyharming, sweet, and reassuring. It's a little more action-oriented than her best-known book, , but the rhythm of little bunny and mother bunny's dialogue is similarly soothing to little children. Clement Hurd's illustrations, also, are as warm and delightful as they are in Goodnight Moon. Very young children find little bunny's imagination inspiring, and his cozy spot on mother bunny's lap by the fire gives The Runaway Bunny a nice bedtime feeling.

BFIAR Runaway Bunny Unit. Lots of fun. Perfect for toddlers.

sbrbaby says:

Jun 24, 2009


Aaron, LOVE what you said about the Little Engine–thanks for pointing that out, it's so true.

And Simeon, in the Runaway Bunny, when he pretends to be a boy and his mother waits for him at home, there's a scene from Goodnight Moon…so it all comes full circle!

From Aaron and Simeon and other parents (or children's book readers) I'm curious about other Gospel-centric kids books… Do you have any recommendations?

Here’s a page from The Runaway Bunny:

Parents need to know that author 's classic The Runaway Bunny is a rhythmic, sweet exchange between a mother bunny and her little bunny. The little bunny, who wants to run away, imagines taking other forms, such as a fish in a trout stream, a crocus in a hidden garden, a rock on a mountaintop. His mother assures him that wherever he goes, she will find a way to be with him: as a fisherman, a gardener, a rockclimber. Clement Hurd's soft, charming illustrations -- some black and white, and some color--show the little bunny in these different imagined forms and places. Some parents find it stifling that the mother bunny insists she will be wherever her little bunny goes. However, generations of children have found little bunny's imagined adventures entertaining, and the mother bunny's voice reassuring.

In 1938, before she’d become famous for Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny, Margaret Wise Brown was the first editor at Young Scott Books, a new publishing house that wanted to print the type of books Mitchell and Bank Street favored. Young Scott solicited manuscripts from writers of grown-up literature, hoping their picks might have a suitable kids’ book in them. Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck rejected the offer. But Gertrude Stein responded not only that she wanted to do it, but that she “had already nearly completed” the perfect book for the project.