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The Runaway Shirt

Kathy MacMillan, Julia Castaño (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.99*
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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?

Praise For The Runaway Shirt

"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

Familius, 9781641702515, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 12, 2020

About the Author

Kathy MacMillan is a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter, writer, teacher, librarian, and storyteller. She is the author of the board books Nita's First Signs and Nita's Day (Familius), children's nonfiction book She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World (Familius), the young adult novels Sword and Verse and Dagger and Coin (HarperTeen), and nine books for parents, librarians, and educators, including Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together (Huron Street Press).

Julia Castaño is a Spanish-born illustrator and professional dreamer. She graduated in Fine Arts in Madrid, where she lived and worked as an Art Director before moving to England to obtain her MA and become a children’s book illustrator. Her shelves are filled with endless stacks of picture books and graphic novels. When she’s not drawing, you can find her in her Brighton den, which she shares with three cats and a monkey.