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The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
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Jan 21, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: 1990s, children, all-ages, classic, family, fantasy, fiction, poetry, worth-reading-over-and-over, young-children
Recommended for: all parents of little ones
read count: countless

One of my youngest daughter's favorite bunny stories. She had her own bunny that she took to bed with her every night, originally a lilac colored rabbit which quickly turned grey and shabby. So just as teddy bear stories were her sister's special stories, all the bunny books were usually hers. This one is a delightful, sweet tale about an impish bunny who keeps trying to escape mama bunny, but really only wants to be constantly reassured (as we ALL do!) that he will always be loved and mama will always come find him. I saw many similiarities between the runaway bunny and my Shell--apparently so did she! Many fond memories...
As an extra bonus, I later used this book to teach my Sunday School students about God's unfailing love and His constant search for us. It might as well be a children's version of the well-known poem, Hound of Heaven by Francis Thomas, in that the mama bunny will never let the baby bunny wander so far away that her love cannot find him and bring him back.

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message 1: by Karol (new)

Karol I love this one, too!!! It was my son's favorite when he was 3 years old - it assured him so matter what, his mom and dad would love him and find him.

message 2: by Bear (new)

Bear sniff. There goes a memory tear!

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