The Runaway Shirt is one of the cutest books I have read in a long time. You have just GOT to get this book to enjoy with your child. A mom and child having a hoot doing regular household stuff. Stuff that you’d see in any home, and that is what makes it the cutest book. It’s a book that most any mom (or even a dad) could relate to.
The Runaway Shirt, the details
Kathy MacMillan has written an adorable book featuring a mom, a pile of laundry and cute youngster. It’s a story that hopefully will be played out in thousands of homes everyday around the world. Julia Castano has done a wonderful job illustrating this fun story.
Published by Familius, I am reviewing this book on behalf of Raincoast Books. Meant for preschool and kindergarten children, this book will hopefully inspire laughter! I received a soft covered edition, but on amazon, it sells as a kindle book or hardcover picture book.
The Joy of The Runaway Shirt
I love the look and feel of The Runaway Shirt. Between the colours of the illustrations, and the sweetness of the story, the reader feels drawn into the story. Running and having fun with a little child while engaging in regular household chores. Such fun!
The font is great for reading with a group of children. It is dark and well formed to stand off the pages for ease of reading. Always on a light background.
Should you get it?
I remember having fun with my lad while I did the laundry, the giggles and relationship building that occurred. It was a lovely way to introduce him to helping mom with the chores AND having fun at the same time.
The Runaway Shirt brought back happy memories, but not only that, it’s a fun, sweet story about the relationship between parent and child.
Enjoy a sweet, fun read with your child today!