The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise BrownThe Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

The Runaway Bunny

byMargaret Wise BrownIllustratorClement Hurd

Paperback | January 31, 1999

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Celebrating 75 years, The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, beloved children’s book author of Goodnight Moon.

“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.

Few writers have been as attuned to the concerns and emotions of childhood as Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). A graduate of Hollins College and the progressive Bank Street College of Education, she combined her literary aspirations with the study of child development. Her unique ability to see the world through a child's eyes is unequ...
Title:The Runaway BunnyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 8.5 × 10 × 0.19 inPublished:January 31, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064430189

ISBN - 13:9780064430180

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid classic If you're looking to add some classic kid lit to your shelf, this book is a solid pick. It really does stand the test of time and has some repetition that is engaging for children along with beautiful illustrations. I had this book in paperback growing up and I am so happy to see it as a board book, because I think it is just perfect for that 18 month to four year old range. Would recommend.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute classic Beautiful mix of colour and b&w illustrations takes us on an imaginative journey about a mischievous little bunny and the unconditional love of a mother.
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I'm not sure if I like the message in this book... I do like the flow of the book but I'm just not sure if I like the message. Yes, it shows a mother's love for her child, but I don't want to read to my baby about a child wanting to get away from the mother but gave up because it was too much work to do so?
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely A great story about a mother rabbit and her bond with her 'child'. A great gift for a first time mom.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical There is something very calming and lovely about this book, the words and the drawings bring you into another world, a quiet world of beauty! Wish there were more authors like her.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book Beautiful, timeless book about the special relationship between mother and child
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a sweet book A really touching story about a mother's unwavering love. I loved it so much I got it for my friend as part of her baby shower gift. She cried reading it!
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super sweet board book A great companion for Good Night Moon, especially, for the toddler who loves bunnies.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Beautiful story and illustrations. My kids enjoy it.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sweet Story I find that although it's a short read it drags a little bit. Nonetheless, my daughter loves the story and she often imitates the bunny and asks me to imitate the mommy bunny so we relive the story through imaginary play.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Bedtime Story Reads well - predictable format which is perfect for the very young. Great for bedtime!
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sweet but a bit boring Wasn't my favourite, but a very sweet message.
Date published: 2016-12-01

From Our Editors

A comforting story of a bunny's imaginary game of hide-and-seek and the loving, steadfast mother who finds him every time, this classic tale has withstood the test of time.

Editorial Reviews

“Delightful. What mother, human, or rabbit, doesn’t want to keep that new little one in their sight at all times?”