The Runaway Bunny

Let's look at another book that has found its way into American homes for a few generations now...

*The message is unique and might help a rebellious little one to realize that a loving family is one of the most important things in life and should not be taken for granted
*Most of the artwork was very powerful, especially the pictures of the mother bunny as a cloud and a tree
*I liked the way the mother bunny was able to talk the little bunny into staying, summarily rewarding him with a carrot

*An opposing view regarding the theme of the book might argue that a child would be more inclined to consider running away as something attainable
*While part of me wants to give the author credit for having the little bunny choose to be a crocus (details always help to paint a better visual), this choice of flora seems to be a little too obscure for someone under the age of, say, sixteen
*The bunny home has two gold figurines on the mantel, but the artist must have rushed the one on the right, because it looks more like a gold squirrel

I'm on the fence with this one.  It's definitely not a Buy or a Destroy, but somewhere in the middle.  In the end, I went with Borrow because the story is compelling enough to allow for a handful of enjoyable readings before you start to avoid picking it up.

Buy / BORROW / Donate / Destroy

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