The Runaway Bunny
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The Runaway Bunny

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Celebrating 75 years, The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, beloved children's book author of Goodnight Moon, in a sturdy board book edition, perfect for little hands.

"If you run away," said his mother, "I will run after you. For you are my little bunny."

A little bunny keeps running away from his mother in this imaginary game of hide-and-seek. Children will be profoundly comforted by this lovingly steadfast mother who finds her child every time.

The Runaway Bunny, first published in 1942 and never out of print, has indeed become a classic. Generations of readers have fallen in love with the gentle magic of its reassuring words and loving pictures. The sturdy board book pages make this edition of the beloved story perfect for babies and toddlers.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Board book | 32 pages
  • 127 x 146 x 17.78mm | 249g
  • HarperCollins Children's Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Subsequent
  • illus (some colour)
  • 0061074292
  • 9780061074295
  • 27,425

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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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Review Text

"Delightful. What mother, human, or rabbit, doesn't want to keep that new little one in their sight at all times?" Brightly
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"Delightful. What mother, human, or rabbit, doesn't want to keep that new little one in their sight at all times?"--Brightly
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About Margaret Wise Brown

Brown, Margaret Wise

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 My World; Christmas in the Barn; The Dead Bird; North, South, East, West; and Good Day, Good Night.

Hurd, Clement

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.
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58,429 ratings
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