Sunday, May 11, 2014
A Picture Book A Day for a Year: Day 22
Picture Book: The Runaway Bunny
Author: Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator: Clement Hurd
Summary: A young bunny decides to run away, but his mother explains how she will always find him. In the imaginary game of chase that follows, the bunny proposes taking various forms, but she explains that no matter where he goes or what form he takes she will always finds him.
Hanna’s Comments: The author of this classic as well as others such as Goodnight Moon and The Big Red Barn had astounding skills for writing simply but in ways that strongly connect with young children’s needs & interests.
Publisher & Date of Publication: Harper Collins, original edition 1942
Age and Grade Appropriateness: 2 and up, toddler and up
# of Pages: 48
Available in Spanish? yes
Formats other than Book: Youtube video, Audio CD, Audible
PBT Category: Classic
PBT Topics this Book Connects with: babies/children, bonds/connections/connectedness, choices/decisions, exile/separation, found, God’s care/providence, God’s nature, God’s presence, hiding/isolation/separation/walls, home, journeys/pilgrimages/migration/quests, love, mothers, new home/relocation, nurturing, parents/parental love, prevenient grace, steadfastness
Scripture Connections: Jonah tries to run away from God (Jonah 1), boy Jesus at the Temple (Luke 2: 41-49)
Idea(s) for Application: as part of a sermon explaining God’s prevenient grace