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The Runaway Mummy: A Petrifying Parody, is a children's book written by Michael Rex. It was first published in 2009.

The book is a parody of Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown.


"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. Energetic art and a hilarious text will have kids begging to read this again and again.