Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Runaway Mummy


The Runaway Mummy: A Petrifying Parody. Michael Rex. 2009. Penguin. 32 pages.
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!"
"If you try to get me," said the little mummy, "I will turn into a serpent that lurks at the bottom of the sea."
"If you turn into a serpent," said Mother Mummy, "I will become a sea monster that will wrap around you and never let go."
The Runaway Mummy is a parody of The Runaway Bunny. It is one of three picture book parodies by Michael Rex. The others include Goodnight Goon and Furious George Goes Bananas.

I enjoyed this one! I thought Rex did a great job.

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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