This is one of the books written by Mrs. D, which I got to review as part of the book blast that I have joined. Here again is the summary of Runaway Clothes:
An enlightening story about a little girl named Nika who didn’t want to take care of her clothes and toys. One hazy morning when Nika opened her closet, she discovered that it was empty. Her clothes had disappeared! What had happened to her shirts and pants? Where did her favorite dresses, coats, and socks go? Why did they leave her with just her pajamas on this misty morning? Will they come back? Taking a closer look at her room, Nika starts thinking about her attitude toward her clothes and toys. “How easy it is to lose something you love so much.” She learns an important lesson at the end of this story. Watch your children have a blast reading this story while learning valuable lessons.
When I saw the cover of this book, I thought, “This would be perfect for my 7-year-old Ella who doesn’t like to keep her things and toys in order.” She just leaves them lying around, and I really get annoyed that someone has to clean up after her. I sometimes feel like a nagger as I tell my children to clean up, every.single.day! I want them to learn to put their things in the proper place because the helper and I will not always be around to do that.
The idea behind this story is very good. The illustrations were nicely done. I just thought that there were too much adjectives to describe each object and action. I’m not sure whether a child would fully understand everything or not. Aside from the anthropomorphic objects, the rays of the sun and the wind were also alive, which I thought was a bit confusing. It’s a captivating book nonetheless.
I let Ella read it, too. She thought the drawings were very cute. I guess she liked it. She said that she learned that she should not put her things just anywhere. That was the point of the story. If your kids are burara or don’t take care of their clothes, books, or toys, this book would be perfect for them.
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