The Runaway Mummy: A Petrifying Parody

Once there was a little mummy who wanted to run away If you run away, said Mother Mummy, I will get you For you are my rotten little mummy A little mummy transforms into a series of incredible monsters in order to run away and assert his independence His mother keeps coming to get him, but this little mummy has a mind of his own Filled with uproarious illustr Once there was a little mummy who wanted to run away If you run away, said Mother Mummy, I will get you For you are my rotten little mummy A little mummy transforms into a series of incredible monsters in order to run away and assert his independence His mother keeps coming to get him, but this little mummy has a mind of his own Filled with uproarious illustrations, another beloved classic gets a kind hearted send up in this utterly monsterized parody Ener getic art and a hilarious text will have kids begging to read this again and again.
The Runaway Mummy A Petrifying Parody Once there was a little mummy who wanted to run away If you run away said Mother Mummy I will get you For you are my rotten little mummy A little mummy transforms into a series of incredible monster

  • Title: The Runaway Mummy: A Petrifying Parody
  • Author: Michael Rex
  • ISBN: 9780399252037
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Runaway Mummy: A Petrifying Parody”

    1. A parody of Margaret Wise Brown's The Runaway Bunny. Funny and a great Halloween bedtime story!

    2. What will one loving Mother Mummy do to keep her own special, rotten little mummy from running away from home? She'll squeeze, tickle, shriek, and follow him from the highest mountaintop to the deepest ocean. In this petrifying parody, no sea serpent is too terrifying, no ravenous plant is too horrifying, no humongous beast is too ghastly- this mother will stop at nothing keep her little one safe, well-fed, and rotten. That nice family of bunnies may give her a bit of a scare, though. If you lov [...]

    3. A parody of The Runaway Bunny, the book is filled with creepy things like gargoyles and sea serpents.My favorite part is when the mummy crashes into the great, green room from Goodnight Moon.

    4. Among beloved children's books, The Runaway Bunny is at the top of the heap. This classic story about a headstrong bunny who tests his mother's love and perseverance by threatening to run away elicits laughs and even a few tears at the end. Michael Rex's send up, The Runaway Mummy, assumes this battle of wills has been going on for tens of thousands of years.The creatures the Mummy mommy turns into to chase down her "rotten little mummy" are more ghastly than a tree, a mountain, or the wind. Try [...]

    5. I am a sucker for parodies and have probably read more Goodnight Moon parodies than one person should. So, of course, I had to read a Runaway Bunny parody. My daughter LOVED this book. As soon as I finished reading it to her she brought it right to her dad and asked if he would read it to her too. It's a little spooky, but in a humorous way. If your little one has a bit of a dark sense of humor than they will probably love this one. I put my foot down at reading it a third time right in a row, b [...]

    6. I didn't like this children's book as much as I loved Goodnight Goon. The premise is that a child mummy wants to run away from his Mother Mummy. Throughout the novel, we read how the child mummy informs his mother that he will change into something so his mother can't get him. The mother responds by telling him that she will change also and still come after him, loving him all the same. I like the creative tone of the novel, the creatures the child says he will turn into and the corresponding cr [...]

    7. Once there was a little mummy who wanted to run away. “If you run away,” said Mother Mummy, “I will get you! For you are my rotten little mummy!"In Runaway Mummy, a little mummy gets in trouble and he begins an imaginary game running away and being chased by his mother. The Mommy Mummy doesn't flinch when her bad boy transforms into lots of incredible creature: a serpent, a gargoyle, a huge bat, and a beast. It is only when the little mummy threatens to turn into a little boy that that Mom [...]

    8. I read this book with Dane, seven years old, and Jack, 4 years old, and it was exciting. Dane reads well, and read it with great expression and enthusiasm. Jack followed along and read all of the "the" words and if we paused too long to look at the pictures, he would take over and tell the next part because he loved it so much he memorized it. It made me laugh when I was reading it. Dane and I took turns reading a page. The conclusion makes parents stop and think What does it mean? Is there a go [...]

    9. The Runaway Mummy is another Margaret Wise Brown parody by Michael Rex. This time he's taking a jab at The Runaway Bunny which you might recall is the story of a small bunny being suffocated by his over protective, obsessive mother. The bunny does everything in its power to escape. Can you tell, I'm not a fan the original?Now I like mummies and I like parodies. So this book was a win for me at the get-go. The runaway mummy turns himself into all sorts of gruesome things to scare off his mother b [...]

    10. This is funny! We've had a copy of Runaway Bunny for several years. I remember reading it to my son in front of my father-in-law, who joked that Mama Bunny "sounds like a stalker." Mommy Mummy is even worse! She'll do anything to keep a tight reign on her "rotten" one. It's wonderfully macabre, perfect for Halloween. We also have Goodnight Goon, the Goodnight Moon parody, and the goon makes an appearance in these illustrations Along with a family of bunnies. The ending made me chuckle. After all [...]

    11. Petrifying, it was not but it was a very cute parody of The Runaway Bunny. Filled with gorgeous, creative illustrations and a couple nods to the original bunny story, this one is a great visual feast. It is also packed with lots of big words, so this would be great for expanding your child's vocabulary. If you own The Runaway Bunny, go pick this up and read them together! 5 stars from my kid to yours!!!

    12. I didn't think my girls (age four and two) were going to like this book, but I was wrong. They really enjoyed it. The only part I didn't care for was when the little mummy turned into a "boy"e he actually turned into a boy bunny that goes to school and plays sports. I think he should have been turned into a real little boy. My girls thought the same, but they still ask for the book a lot.

    13. This is a fun spin on the classic The Runaway Bunny. The little mummy then threatens to become all sorts of nasty creatures. If your child likes monsters, then they’ll like this book! Choosing books about your child’s favorite subjects is a great way to develop print motivation skills. Early Literacy Skills:Narrative SkillsPhonological AwarenessPrint AwarenessPrint MotivationVocabulary

    14. A parody of Margaret Wise Brown's wildly popular "Runaway Bunny." This charming tale tells the story of a little mummy that wants to run away but his mother has an answer to every runaway attempt he things up. That is until he decides he'll just become a little boy; then Mama Mummy will just scream.

    15. This is a very cute book. It will teach students vocabulary. It is also a fun read and i can see the boys in the class leaning towards this book due to the action and monsters. This book can be read to talk about families or mothers. It's also just a book to laugh along with. The kids will definitely enjoy it.

    16. This a very funny book for children to read around the Halloween holidays. The young child is trying to get away from his "mummy" throughout the whole story, but realizes at the end his "mummy" is who he loves. A great book for children to read with their "Mummy".

    17. Hilarious parody of the The Runaway BunnyRex really gets that 4th grade boy sense of humor but makes it accessible for adults to laugh at too.

    18. This is the story of a little mummy who wants to be independet from her mom, and she does a lot of things to show taht she has a mind of her own. I liked thi book because I feel like this is a life struggle for everyone.

    19. I'm not surprised to find that I wasn't crazy about this book since I really don't like The Runaway Bunny all that much. This book had its funny moments, but a lot of it was just strange, much like the original.

    20. This book was filled with imagination and creative illustrations. It followed a loving story about a mother mummy and her baby boy mummy. It depicted a tale of the mother following her young mummy all over the earth keeping him safe and caring for him as well. The illustrations were colorful and created by penciled drawings colored in photoshop. This book was a silly one and not necessarily memorable, but it was a fun, short read. Kids would really like the illustrations and imagination that the [...]

    21. I love monsters, especially ones that aren’t scary. This book is perfect — it has a combination of so many non-scary monsters, some actual laugh-aloud humor, and guest appearances by some Margaret Wise Brown bunnies.

    22. I liked this books unique take on a mothers love. I loved the illustrations as well. This isn’t exactly a Halloween themed book but it wouldn’t hurt to read it aloud during that season.

    23. I read this while standing in a thrift store omg it was so cute!!! Adorble artwork and a funny witty story!!

    24. In the style of The Runaway Bunny, Michael Rex has created a wickedly funny, yet endearing story for parents and children who tire of the saccharine tales for parents and children to read together. And for those who have read the original tale (about a hundred times!), this is a funny respite. It's an entertaining book to read anytime, and perhaps especially at Halloween, although it's not specifically about the holiday. I love that the Goon from Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody makes an appe [...]

    25. For me, most parody isn't as enjoyable as the original from which it was derived, but in the case of Michael Rex and his sincere humorous takeoffs from Margaret Wise Brown's classics, I think that these new "versions" are just as good as the first ones, albeit very, very different. Michael Rex's writing brings a smile to the face without ever taking any real jabs at Margaret Wise Brown or her story, "The Runaway Bunny", and I like that approach. It really shows that no harm is meant and the inte [...]

    26. A good book to read in the fall or near Halloween about a little mummy and his Mother Mummy. The pictures in the book are exciting along with great descriptive words used on all the pages. The young mummy is using his imagination to think of all different things he would like to be if he ran away, however his Mommy Mummy is not far behind and watching over him! I think this book portrays how your family or parents will be there for you to protect you, while also helping children realize that the [...]

    27. A little mummy threatens to run away and become different things. (gargoyle, sea serpent, bat) His mother responds by saying she will become a similar creature who will in some way take care of the her little mummy. The only thing the mommy mummy can't stand is when the little mummy says he will be a little boy whose parents drive him around to lots of lessons and coach different sports. The mommy mummy says he won't have any time to be a rotten little mummy and she will have to frighten them aw [...]

    28. Cute parody of Runaway Bunny. I imagine little boys would love this spin on it. It's not too terrifying, but it does talk about a mummy who is going to become a gargoyle and a sea serpent and a monster and the last one the little mummy threatens to become a little boy who takes karate and piano and does sports and takes Spanish and chess matches, and the Mommy Mummy becomes terrified. I imagine many little boys would find this funny and endearing. I plan to check this one out again and try it ou [...]

    29. This book could be great when using descriptive words. The author describes a lot of different settings throughout the story by using many different types of monster characters. This book would also be great for a child who has a difficult time reading/enjoying reading. It is a fun book with elaborate illustrations that captures the readers attention and makes them want to read more. It is also good for doing a picture walk to help get a sense for what is going on in the story. (ESOL)

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