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?

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

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