It made me feel truthful about my mummy – JD, 5
We’ve enjoyed reading The Runaway Bunny this week. It’s a children’s picture book written by Margaret Wise in 1942, with the illustrations updated in the 1970s, which makes it instantly stand out from most of the other books in Miss J and JD’s collection.
Here’s the blurb:
While the young bunny claims he will run away in all sorts of magical forms, the mother bunny counters each one with how she would still find a way to take care of him. Black and white illustrations are brought to life with scattered double page spreads of colour in this true picture book classic.
And it does indeed feel like a classic. It’s brief in words, simple in language, sparing in illustrations and yet it says so much about the love between mother and child.
Here’s what JD has to say about The Runaway Bunny:
- I thought it was very, very, very nice and about how your mother looks after you
- The mother was a tree maybe because she really, really wanted to look after her children all the time
- The drawings on the front are quite nice – I like the way the flowers are bending in the wind
- It was really funny seeing the bunny in the trout stream and the mummy fishing with a carrot!
- It made me feel truthful about my mummy, because my mummy does always look after me
- It made feel a little bit sad because I don’t want to be without you but that bunny did want to be without his mummy and it made me feel like I wouldn’t want to be alone
The Runaway Bunny is available in softback for £6.99.
Disclosure: We were sent The Runaway Bunny free of charge for review. No payment was received for this post. All posts are 100% honest.