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RUNAWAY BUNNY starring Liam Neeson

Credit for this mashup goes to reader Kyle Behymer who left this comment on a previous post:

Whenever I read The Runaway Bunny to my kids I hear Liam Neeson’s voice in my head: “I don’t know why you’re running away. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for junk food I can tell you I don’t have any. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career as a Mama Bunny. Skills that make me a nightmare for runaway bunnies like you. If you come home now, that’ll be the end of it and I will give you a carrot. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will hug you.”

Well done Kyle, well done indeed. Anyone who has seen Taken knows that there are no lengths to which Liam Neeson won’t go for his children. Kyle recognized that the intensity of that parental devotion–which admittedly can be a bit dark at times–is matched only by that of the legendarily persistent Mama Bunny. (Make sure to check out Kyle’s blog for a more in-depth look at the Neeson/Mama Bunny comparison.)

With Kyle’s permission, we took his idea and ran with it (pun unfortunately intended). So, without any further ado, here is Runaway Bunny starring Liam Neeson (screenplay by Margaret Wise Brown).

 

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Guest collaborator Kyle is a human factors psychologist by day, and as the father of a two year old and an eight month old, a children’s book reading machine at night.  He has been chronicling the crazy thoughts that pop into his head while reading Goodnight Moon for the 5507th time at writingboutreading.blogspot.com.  When not reading, he enjoys traveling the world with his wife on a quest to find the best bite of food and offsetting this hobby by training for both adventure and endurance races.

About

Minh is the author of Let Me Finish! a debut picture book that will be published by Disney-Hyperion in 2016. By day he works in early childhood policy and in 2010 helped design 826DC‘s Museum of Unnatural History (the only place you can both support youth creative writing and get your daily supply of unicorn tears). He also writes about children’s lit at Bottom Shelf Books and occasionally for the Huffington Post and others. Follow him on Twitter @bottomshelfbks.