Picture Book Review: The Runaway Shirt

The Runaway Shirt by Kathy  MacMillan
The Runaway Shirt
by Kathy MacMillan, Julia Castano (Illustrations)

5 out of 5 stars

While a mother is folding the laundry, her child climbs into a big shirt, and she tries to fold the “shirt”. First she folds in the arms, and then folds the shirt in half by tucking in the child’s legs. But the “shirt” runs away! She tries to put it in a drawer, but it pops out again. She tries to hang it up in the closet, but the “shirt” is too heavy for the hanger.

This is such an adorable book! I love how imaginative the mother and child are as they pretend the child is a shirt. Their affectionate connection is evident on every page as they play and pretend together. It’s fun to see them transform a boring chore into a game.

Even though it’s such a simple story, I was giggling through every page, and almost cried when the “shirt” says “I love you, Mommy.” So sweet! So cute! Adorableness overload!
The illustrations are absolutely beautiful. The art has such a unique style, and I love all the details in the background. There are even detailed designs on the clothing and fabrics that make each scene stand out as something special. The characters are perfect with playful expressions and gestures that bring the story to life.

I am so impressed with this delightful book! It perfectly captures the silliness and fun of playing make-believe with a young child.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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