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The Runaway Clothes

Written by Julian Armitstead

Illustrated by Soham De

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The Runaway Clothes Review

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Charming in style, quirky in concept, and shot-through with a message of teamwork, this madcap picture book boasts engaging text that’s great to read aloud, and elegantly chuckle-some illustrations.

MacFogarty has abandoned his clothes all over the place – his shoes have been flung at the side of the old cart track, and his socks are caught in some nettles. With MacFogarty nowhere to be seen, the socks and shoes decide to take their chance to make a run for it. Along the way, they join forces with MacFogarty’s abandoned trousers, shirt and hat, all of them uncared for, which is why they’re so keen to escape. Then, when MacFogarty’s spies them, Hat speaks up and rouses the runaway clothes to stand up for themselves.

Filled with a sense of adventure (especially during the wild chase scene), Soham De’s evocative watercolour illustrations add detail and more than a dash of humour. The clothes quiver with movement and life, the countryside landscapes are beautiful, and the sight of MacFogarty in his birthday suit is sure to induce lots of laughs. This is a perfect pairing of words and pictures.

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The Runaway Clothes Synopsis

A bunch of misfit clothes learn to work together in this hilarious story of teamwork, courage and adventure by award-winning writer Julian Armitstead.

The Runaway Clothes Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading4Kids expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

A delightful and amusing tale that children will want to read again and again. Full review

Jill Barton

The illustrations are particularly lovely and when I asked my granddaughter, she told me she liked the pictures the most. Full review

Michelle Bradley

The story teaches young readers to take a stand if they are unhappy and to work with others as a team. I highly recommend this book, which will appeal to children up to the age of 10. Full review

Susan Gibbs

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ISBN: 9781739895600
Publication date: 23/12/2021
Publisher: Julian Armitstead
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781739895600
Publication date: 23rd December 2021
Author: Julian Armitstead
Illustrator: Soham De
Publisher: Julian Armitstead
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers, Indie Author Books
Genres: Adventure Stories, Funny
Recommendations: Indie Books We Love

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