The Runaway Bunny

The Runaway Bunny


ISBN: 9780061074295Number of Pages: 34
Publisher: HarperFestivalBook Title: Runaway Bunny Board Book
Publication Year: 2017Target Audience: Juvenile Audience
Author: Vaughn VernonFormat: Children’s Board Books


The Runaway Bunny is a simple story of a little rabbit playing language hide and seek with his mother.

The rabbit said to his mother, “I’m going to run away!”

“If you run away,” mother said, “I’ll go after you, because you are my baby!”

A love game of hide and seek begins: the little rabbit goes from heaven to earth, but no matter whether he disguises himself as a fish in the river, a flower in the garden, the mother who is chasing him closely behind can always catch him. Finally, the little rabbit was tired of running away. She snuggled up to her mother and said that I would not run any more. So her mother fed him a carrot symbolizing love.

The fleeing rabbit can always make young readers feel a kind of serene and serene pleasure. Because almost every young child once fantasized about leaving home like a little rabbit in the game, testing his mother’s love for himself in this way, and the little rabbit’s experience, like their own game, brought them a wonderful sense of security.

Simple, charming and poetic, it is a bedtime story that makes children feel warm.

After 80 years of publication, The runaway rabbit never out of print, and indeed became a classic. Generation after generation of readers have fallen in love with the gentle charm of its reassuring words and loving pictures. The sturdy cardboard pages make this edition’s beloved stories perfect for babies and toddlers.

Honor records

  • The Best of the Best Children’s Books of 1966-1978 published by school library magazine of the United States, recommendation:” the wonderful conversation between the rabbit mother and the little rabbit has formed a poetic story. In the future, this little book may become a classic of immortal children’s books. ” (Library Journal)
  • New York Times outstanding children’s books of 1972 (NYT))
  • Oppenheim toy portfolio Platinum Award 1994
  • 100 Best Books for Children (NEA)
  • Teachers’ top 100 Books (NEA), the 100 best children’s books recommended by the National Education Association to teachers in 1999
  • 100 Best Books of the 20th century, AB bookman’s Weekly
  • 50 excellent children’s books recommended by Montgomery public library to parents in 2004
  • Storyteller’s choice best books for 1 year olds at the Darien Library
  • Best books for children to read and have read to them, by jessiedove, teacher & former nanny

About the Author

Margaret Wise Brown is a pioneer in the American picture book industry, a gifted picture book writer, and a winner of four Caddick Awards. Few writers are as attuned to children’s concerns and emotions as Margaret Wise Brown. Margaret graduated from Hollins college in Virginia in 1932, and then joined Bank Street College of education, which was carrying out advanced education reform experiments in the United States at that time. During this period, she combined her literary ambition with the research of children’s development and early childhood education. Margaret has extraordinary ability to see the world with a child’s eyes. In her short life, she has created hundreds of works, the most famous of which are Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Year after year, her many classic works have been loved by countless small readers and listeners.

Margaret Wise Brown likes small animals, and many stories take animals as the protagonists. She likes to write stories with rhythm. Sometimes, she will put a difficult word in the story or poem. She thinks that this will let children think about it when they read it. She has a lot of paper manuscripts on hand, which is convenient for her to write down a story inspiration or poem in time. She said that she would dream about those stories, and when she woke up in the morning, she had to write them down quickly in case she forgot. She has always tried to write from the perspective of children listening to stories, not from the perspective of adults telling stories. She also suggested and guided the illustrators she worked with to learn to draw from the perspective of children’s perspective. Once, she gave an illustrator two dogs. The illustrator wanted to draw a book with such dogs. The illustrator drew many sketches one day and then fell asleep. When he woke up, he found that the paper he had painted was empty. It turned out that the two dogs licked up the pictures on the paper. In 1952, on her way to France, she died during her recovery from appendicitis surgery. Many friends have been missing her. They say she is a creative genius.

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