The Runaway Bunny x 2
July 16th, 2011
We really seem to love this classic Runaway Bunny, by Margaret Wise Brown in our home. The little board book version (which came with an adorable little stuffed bunny) was a gift
for Solène from my friend Michelle (who blogged about the Tate Modern) and when we were in a bookshop the other day, Oona demanded that I buy her the larger one. She is really taken with this story and wanted one for herself. Now I have to read both of them every night. I too find this little tale endearing and the illustrations are sweet. It’s about a devoted and intrepid Mama who tells her little bunny that if he leaves, she will follow him to the ends of the earth to be with him and transform herself into whatever it takes to boot.
I would do that too for my two little bunnies. In fact, sometimes I’m sad because I’m already thinking of the day when they will leave the nest (or burrow) and then how maybe that would classify me as a Stalker Mama. Is this just me or do other mamas feel this way? Please do comment. I would be interested.