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The Day That A Ran Away

4.64  ·  Rating details ·  42 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Master Jet has forgotten to complete his homework... or has he? Jet's teacher is surprised to find that instead of the alphabet, his page is completely blank. Jet tries to explain that it really isn't his fault. After all, how can he help it, if none of his letters want to stay on the page!
Kindle Edition, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2018 by TaleBlade
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Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Young Master Jet is asked to recite the alphabet!

The Day that A ran away is a beautifully illustrated rhyming book to read to your preschool aged child or for young readers to read themselves. Learning the letters of the alphabet is fun and entertaining in this book.

Master Jet is at school and his teacher, Mrs. May, inquires as to why he has not written the alphabet on his sheet of paper and he tells her a tale about how all the letters of the alphabet went missing. He explains each letter's rea
Whispering Stories
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Book reviewed by Ellwyn Autumn on

The Day That A Ran Away is an amusing story about a little boy named Master Jet. Master Jet is an imaginative boy, who has found himself in quite a predicament—his homework is incomplete and it’s not his fault. As he explains to his teacher, for one reason or another, the letters have all disappeared from his book, gone off on their merry ways, and he doesn’t know when they’re coming back!

In a new and clever rendition of the alphabet, Fe

I would like to thank the publisher TaleBlade for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I had previously read a book that was written by B.C. R. Fegan called “Henry and the Hidden Treasure” and after I read that book, I wanted to read more books by B.C.R. Fegan! So, imagine my surprise and delight when I was offered the chance to read B.C.R. Fegan’s newest children’s book called “The Day that A Ran Away” and man, was it a blast to read through!

The book starts off
Laura Thomas
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-book
I’m sure tons of teachers have heard the excuse, “the dog at my homework.” But Jet insists he did his, but the letters ran away, leaving a blank page.

The zany, colorful illustrations wouldn’t let me go. I kept leaning in to see what was hidden on each page. Don’t rush from page to page. Take time to look at everything. There were some hidden messages and fun learning tools used in the pictures. And the story was a crazy adventure. The letters were actual characters and ran willy nilly everywhe
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bcr-fegan
When the letters run away, will Jet get to play? Jet takes us on a cute adventure explaining where all his letters have gone since they're not on his paper. Each page is filled with fun illustrations to show each letter with a matching rhyme. My daughters enjoyed the monster looking letters the most, as they reminded them of characters from the movie Monsters, Inc. Definitely a fun book for children starting out with their alphabet. I rated this book five out five stars.
David Gunner
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Day That A Ran Away
The first thing that caught my eye was the how colorful the pictures in the book were. The illustrator is nothing but talented, and he was able to hypnotize the reader with the drawings. Being a children’s book the illustrator used colorful and appealing images, that children under the age of ten love. Reading this book with a child is not only a pleasant experience but also good for the child’s perfection of their grammar.
One thing I really loved was that the author star
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
Things are going bad for poor Jet -- his teacher has noticed that he hasn't finished his assignment of writing out the Alphabet. So he explains to Mrs. May that he did, in fact, do it, but . . . well, did you read the title? A ran away.

From there, Jet goes on to explain why each letter isn't on his paper. D was scared, I just didn't want to, something nefarious might have gone on with L, and so on. Each letter gets its own page with a fant
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Day that A Ran Away by B.C.R. Fegan and illustrated by Lenny Wen is a children’s book about a little boy in school explaining why he has not written his alphabet down. The story goes through each letter in the alphabet. We see the little boy’s imagination as each letter is off on their adventure doing their own thing rather than lining up in a row. The short children’s book provides colorful illustrations with unique takes on what each letter looks like as it is brought to life. The letters ...more
Sep 02, 2018 rated it liked it
I was offered a review copy and asked to review this charming kids’ book by the
publisher, TaleBlade Press, which was kind enough to send me an actual hard copy of the book.

Written by B.C.R. Fegan and illustrated by Lenny Wen, The Day that A Ran Away–published just yesterday, September 1, 2018!–is an alphabet picture book with simple, approachable text and engaging illustrations. It tells the tale of why Jet doesn’t have his homework – all the letters ran away! As one of a plethora of alphabet bo
Erin Kahn
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
After their adorable Henry and the Hidden Treasure, author and illustrator B.C.R. Fegan and Lenny Wen are at it again--serving up an imaginative, quirky little adventure sure to delight both children and parents. It delighted me, and I'm a fully functioning adult (maybe).

On the story's first page, young Jet faces a common dilemma: he hasn't completed his homework assignment.

Or wait--he has! But no sooner had he finished writing out the alphabet in his school notebook then (gasp) the letter A ra
Anony Mouse
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Day that A Ran Away is a delightful story by B.C.R. Fegan. This book is geared toward early readers. It would be perfect for Kindergarten students learning the alphabet. This whimsical story follows an exchange between little Jet and his teacher, Mrs. May. She asks about his uncompleted work, and Jet weaves a big tall tale of what happened to his missing writing assignment. The illustrations are beautiful, and I love the poetic flow of Fegan’s writing. Kids will enjoy the humorous nature of ...more
Kim Nixon
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Day That A Ran Away is an illustrated children’s book that helps children learn the alphabet by explaining what each letter did the day that ‘A’ ran away. Each page introduces a new letter with its own illustrations and a rhyming group of sentences. It’s a fun, quirky book.

B.C.R. Fegan’s children’s book is fun from the beginning to the end. At its core, the story line attempts to explain why the young Master Jet doesn’t have his alphabet written down. As I was reading, I imagine Master Jet
Hilary (SongsWroteMyStory)
I received a copy of this book from TaleBlade Press in exchange for an honest review.

I've read a few of the other books by Fegan, and if you've been following my reviews at all, you'll know that I love these books. And this one is definitely no exception. It's a lot of fun to read, the story is well done, and the illustrations, as always, are completely gorgeous. 

Kids love to play with different ways of approaching the alphabet, and I'm sure that this one will be no exception.

The Good Points of
Tonja Drecker
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a cute ABC read and, of course, perfectly timed for the school year.

Master Jet (loved this name) must write the ABCs for his teacher. But he can't! When she asks him the reason, he explains what happened to each of the letters. Every single one has their own reasons for not being present. The question is...will the teacher accept his explanation?

This is a bright book, packed with tons of quirky silliness and imagination. The school scenes only take up a couple of pages...which in the begin
Amber MacDonald
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This delightful story stars little Jet. He was suppose to write his alphabet, but the darndest thing happened when he tried...the A RAN AWAY! Well, when B found out, what do you suppose they did? Yep, followed in A's footsteps, and so we continue the conga line of runaway letters straight through to Z...much to chagrin of our pupil and the slight amusement of our teacher. It's quite literally a waterfall of letters making their way over seas, across parks, even hiding out after dark, because try ...more
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Learning the alphabet can be a challenge, but B.C.R. Fegan and Lenny Wen make it entertaining and fun. A hilarious story about why none of the letters in the alphabet showed up to Jet’s paper in school. From A running away, to N going out to eat, all the letters were just gone. Poor Jet tried to explain to his teacher where they all were, but alas he still had to find them.

Having a daughter in kindergarten, and learning the alphabet now still, she found this book wonderful, funny, and wanted to
Alex  Baugh
When a young boy named Jet is asked by his teacher where his alphabet homework is, he comes up with an elaborate excuse, told in rhyme. Each letter of the alphabet gets its own page about why or how it has gone its own way, leaving him with no homework. Does the teacher buy Jet's excuse? No, she tells the letters must pay for their crime and that they will all be back after he writes the alphabet 20 times. The fourth grader teacher in me kind of found this story amusing, although I thought the p ...more
Danielle Urban
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Day that A Ran Away by B.C.R. Fegan is an interesting tale. A young boy heads to school only to find that his letters are not there. The mystery that lies, is whether or not there were there in the first place. Master Jet goes on to say how each letter went missing from his page. The teacher; however, does not believe Master Jet. I am not sure I do either...but I still wonder. 

The pages were bright and colorful. They went smoothly with the story being told. Each letter of the alphabet had it
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Day A Ran Away is a children’s book by author B.C.R Fegan and illustrated by Lenny Wen. The story is about a little boy named Jet explaining to his teacher why he does not have the alphabet written down. The story is silly, creative, and sweet. It is a fun way of helping children continue to learn the alphabet as it gives each letter a little magical monster persona to picture while going over the order of the alphabet. I also really liked the drawing style of the book. The images were imagi ...more
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Day That A Ran Away is a cute book to help kids learn the alphabet.

The illustrations are very cute and interactive. The story is in a sing-songy rhyming rhythm that young Jet uses to make an excuse as to why his homework hasn’t been completed.

I thought that this was a very cute book and I liked that the teacher “played along” with Master Jet, without letting him get away with the excuse either. He still had to do his homework in the end.

Overall, this is a good book to have to take kids all t
Dorine White
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another great back to school picture book. This one is an alphabet book done in a new way, yep, believe it or not. The letters themselves take the main stage, and not their sounds. Poor little Jet's paper is blank and his school teacher wants to know what happened to his alphabet. Jet tells her that A ran away followed by B, and then continues on to give a reason for each letter not showing up on his paper. I loved each letter and how the illustrator drew them all with personality. it was a real ...more
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really fun book for encouraging letter recognition. Love the easy rhymes and the wonderful pictures. BCR Fegan hits it out of the park again. We also really love "Don't Ever Look Behind Door 32." I didn't even think about the fact that this was an alphabet book at first- it's such a sneaky and fun way to teach littles letters (as Door 32 was for numbers). I recommend the book as part of a preschool curriculum or a supplement to school. It's also great for early readers and my two year old loves ...more
Amy Shannon
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely adorable

The Day that A Ran Away is a wonderful children's story, and well written for the child audience. The illustrations are remarkable, and fit the nature of the story. It has vibrant colors that bring the eye to the characters as well as the words that show the story. A is the letter of the alphabet that ran away, and it brings in all of the letters of the alphabet and how A running away affected all of them. It's highly imaginative and brings the reader right in, wondering why A
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
The book is fun to read, and you will be surprised at what the alphabet can get up too. And, as always, there is a little twist at the end to bring a smile. For me what really makes this book are the fantastic illustrations by Lenny Wen. They are so detailed and colourful children will love the book for these alone.

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Hester Gentle
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great story woven full of creativity and adventure. The rhyming is perfect and there's plenty of puzzles on each page to discover, if you know where to look. Master Jet thinks he's gotten away with his 'excuse' until the very end, where he finds his teacher is just a little smarter than he. Young children will find this book funny and spell-binding.
Nancy Oyula
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another beautiful children's book with attractive illustrations that a kindergarten going child would enjoy. I usually never reading this genre, but the book has 34 pages which can be completed in less than an hour; so I said, why not? I would totally gift this to every kindergarten kid.
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is very cute! A simple and fun read for the kiddos.
Donna Huber
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a cute children's book about the alphabet. Read my full review at Girl Who Reads ...more
Felicity Terry
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After numbers in Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32, the talented duo that is B.C.R. Fegan and Lenny Wen turn their hands to what else but the alphabet in a book that, clever and imaginative; written in rhyme with glorious illustrations and, of course, that little twist at the end which is sure to raise a smile, is one of the best of its kind.

The rhymes (admittedly the occasional one a little odd to my adult ears) are fun and flow well with a sing-song feel about them; a must as anyone who has ever
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B.C.R. Fegan is an award-winning author who has written a number of fictional tales for children and young adults.

Raised on a small property on the east coast of Australia, Fegan lived between worlds of thunderous Pacific Ocean waves and a serene, tree-filled valley just minutes away. Fascinated by almost everything – except formal education for a time – Fegan focused his efforts on the grand purp


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