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The Runaway Shirt

By Kathy MacMillan

Illustrated by Julia Castaño

Laundry is a chore, but when a child climbs in the basket, everything becomes a game. Follow along as this mother takes a break from folding clothes to join her child in the delightful laughter of imagination. In The Runaway Shirt, housework and pretend play come together to transport readers to a kid’s world of wonder and excitement. Each page of charming illustration is a work in joy and mirth. Who knew folding laundry could be so fun?

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Review quotes
"A sweet depiction of how even a mundane task can turn into a fun game given some imagination, patience, and love."
-School Library Journal

"Many a young reader will giggle in recognition of similarly enacted pretend games of their own."
-Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
Age range
3 - 6
Grade range
P - 1
Number of pages
Publication date
August 12, 2020