The Runaway Mummy by Michael Rex
When a little mummy gets in trouble, he begins an imaginary game of chase with his mother. When her child becomes a serpent, gargoyle, or huge bat, the mother becomes the sea monster, dragon, or ancient cathedral necessary to be with her child. Only when the little mummy becomes a boy (actually a bunny) who takes karate and learns to play piano does his mother have to use her most savage, awful, terrible, bloodcurdling shriek to save him.
Amber (9) and I read this adorable picture book last night. It’s a little young for her, but perfect for the season and she liked it, especially the great illustrations. A dragon, a sea monster, a giant bat, how could she resist? The creatures the two mummies imagine themselves as are a little on the scary side, but bright, colorful and fun. It’s a perfect Halloween book for the younger set. Even a mummy’s mommy loves him, no matter what.
Our copy was borrowed from the library and the above is our honest opinion. I am an Amazon Associate.
Oh I bet the kids would love this one – my son loved The Runaway Bunny.
Sounds like a good book, I’ll have to remember this for when Kile gets a little older. He still gets scared by things in books (he’s three), but I’m sure he’ll be all about it in a couple of years!
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My daughter is the same age, and I bet she’d love it, too. Actually, just looking at the cover illustration, I know she’d love it.
Sounds like a wonderful book. I think my son would really enjoy this one.