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Destination Sitters' book review - The Runaway Bunny.

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise (1942)

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The Runaway Bunny is a picture book written by Margaret Wise Brown and has illustrations by Clement Hurd. If your children are book lovers, they might recognize that this same bunny is in another classic book, Goodnight Moon. There are three books in Brown and Hurd’s series that intertwine illustrations, The Runaway Bunny, Goodnight Moon, and My World. These three books were published together.

The Runaway Bunny begins with a baby bunny and a mother bunny alongside a stream. The little bunny decides that he wants to run away and his mom begins to tell him that she will follow him wherever he goes because he her is her little bunny and she loves him. The little bunny tells his mother that he will turn into a fish in a trout stream, a rock on mountain, even a bird! No matter where he goes or what he turns into, his mother tells him that she will follow him. Eventually the little bunny says that he will turn into a boy and run into a house, his mother replies that she will be inside the house waiting to give him a big hug.

The Runaway Bunny enables children to use their imagination alongside their parents. The text reinforces to children that no matter where they go, their parents will be at their side, guiding, and protecting them. There are two different publications of this book, both are illustrated beautifully and simply. It would be a great idea to read multiple books in the Brown-Wise series so young children can compare and contrast different things to pique their interest. Young children would also be able to point out and match the similar illustrations within each book.

This is also a great book to read to your children before they search for Easter eggs this month!

Happy reading!


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About the Author: Yvonne Wonder

As the founder and managing director of Destination Sitters, LLC, a national hotel and event babysitting service, and the mother of two children, I strongly believe that family comes first. I personally needed babysitting when I moved to San Diego 14 years ago. Like most parents, I assumed there were standards for temporary babysitting; in reality, there are no state standards or licensing requirements for temporary babysitting. The idea for Destination Sitters was born! I wanted to Give Parents Peace of Mind® when traveling with their children, so I created strict screening requirements for the sitters we refer. There is nothing like the peace of mind that comes from getting great professional help to care for your children, especially when traveling away from home. I and my partners, along with our office staff, have that one goal in mind with everything we do. Through the years of working with children, I have been inspired to write three books, and this blog for parents’ and children’s wellbeing. I believe the best way to teach a child is leading by example, with love, honesty, integrity, compassion, perseverance, and personal responsibility. Learning these values and teaching children that all women and men are equal will encourage them to dream big to be anything they want to be! An entrepreneur for over 35 years, I previously spent years running a construction and design company with two offices in California and built million-dollar estates and remodeled existing ones. For three and half years, I was one of the primary designers on HGTV’s Curb Appeal. I have also been published in books, magazines and newspapers, and have been a featured designer in multiple showcase houses.

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