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4.64  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  18 reviews
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 morn ...more
Kindle Edition, 49 pages
Published May 1st 2014 by Dog Ear Publishing (first published April 3rd 2014)
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Olga Guseva
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An instructive and incredibly beautiful story with a happy conclusion.

One morning when the little girl woke up, to her huge surprise, she could not find her clothing. Standing in front of her empty closet, she tries to find out what happened to her clothes and why her favorite dresses, pants, and shirts left her on this misty morning. How dare they leave her with just her summer pajamas? Sound familiar? At first, Nika tries to blame the poor hangers, but the hangers have had enough of her unplea
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Renee
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Runaway Clothes by Mrs D. had me thinking, "Oh yes, we've been there!" In this funny little story, a little girl opens her closet to learn from the clothes hangers, much to her dismay, that her clothes have run away. They were tired of being left on the ground, crumpled up, and treated so poorly. As the little girl surveys her room, she also sees how all of her toys are also sad from being neglected and piled uncomfortably one on top of the other. Before long, the little girl is feeling dejected ...more
Oh My Bookness
Dec 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Runaway Clothes by Mrs D. had Runaway Clothes by Mrs. D is full of delightful imagery. A little girl opens her closest, and oh my, her her clothes have disappeared,money have run away. The world flows in such a hmmmmm....fanciful way? Shall I say? That my goodness children will sure become engaged as well just sucked completely into this story as if they were in it them selves.

The young girls cloth
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Inderpreet Uppal
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a delightful tale about a little girl who finds all her clothes missing one fine morning. She then realises the importance of looking after her things.
This is an enchanting picture book for children and even though it is a story about a girl, all children can learn from this book.
It has very beautiful pictures with full page color illustrations. The cute little girl, her messy room, sad toys and angry hangers; are all a delightful combination. It is a story meant to be read again and aga
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Inderpreet Uppal
Dec 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a delightful tale about a little girl who finds all her clothes missing one fine morning. She then realises the importance of looking after her things.
This is an enchanting picture book for children and even though it is a story about a girl, all children can learn from this book.
It has very beautiful pictures with full page color illustrations. The cute little girl, her messy room, sad toys and angry hangers; are all a delightful combination. It is a story meant to be read again and aga
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Deitre
Dec 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This vibrant and to the point short story, tells of Nika and her missing clothes. Whom have run away all because she doesn't take the time to put them away nice and neat as she should. There is a lesson to be learned in this picture book by Mrs. D. As always the illustrations are very colorful and appealing. In the end, I do believe that some of the word usuage and the theme of the story did not connect (a few words I thought were too advance for our little readers). However, this most likely wo ...more
Cym
Oct 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.

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Barbara Ann
May 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Do you have a young lady in your home who is a less than perfect housekeeper? This book might be just what the doctor ordered.

Nika is a wide-eyed pretty little lass who awakes one morning to find that all her clothes are missing from her closet. Both the metal and wooden hangers are bare. She looks outside her cold window and sees only the mist. Where can her clothes be hiding? Nika is freezing because she is dressed only in her pajamas. She does not know what to do. Then she gazes around her ro
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Grampy
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“Runaway Clothes” by Mrs. D. joins this author’s growing list of good quality children’s books. The illustrations in this volume are superbly drawn by the very talented Chanoa, making this a delight to read, regardless of your age.

Young Nika awakens one morning to discover all her clothes are missing from her closet. She asks the hangers what they did with her clothes, but only manages to anger them, so the hangers run away, too.

After pouting for a bit, Nika realizes she did not treat her clot
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K. Lamb
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Runaway Clothes by Mrs. D is full of delightful imagery. The words flow in such a fanciful way that children are sure to be immediately engaged and pulled into the story. Its endearing quality teaches young ones the importance of taking care of their valued belongings in such a way that they will not realize they are learning a lesson in the proper care of one's possessions. Excellently executed!

If the colorful writing does not yet engage the youngest of readers, the beautiful illustrations are
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Esperanza
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


The first book that I read by Mrs. D. dealt with a life issue that affects many children in United States, bullying. I am actually a fan of this author and appreciate the life lessons that she offers to her young readers within her stories. In this book Runaway Clothes, the author takes issue with the conflict of a child needing to organize and appreciate her belongings. She addresses more than just being a clean child and organization, but also the issue of taking materialistic items for grant
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One day young Nika wakes up to discover her closet is bare. Upon discovery of her empty wardrobe her hangers gleefully announce that Nika's clothes have had enough of her mistreatment and have decided to run away. It seems Nika has cared for her clothes quite poorly. But as Nika laments the loss of her favorite clothes she looks around her room at total disarray. With toys stacked upon one another in chaotic disorder, she is struck with a terrible thought. What if her toys were to decide to leav ...more
Stacie
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Runaway Clothes is a whimsical and charming tale that educates children on the importance of taking care of their belongings.

Nika is shocked to find that her clothes have disappeared and now her hangers are leaving as well. Bewildered by this development, Nika begins to reflect on her treatment of her beautiful clothes. She remembers that she often threw them on the ground or stuffed them in her drawer. As she cries she notices her toys are scattered about her room. Worried that they too will le
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Janice Spina
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a lovely way to teach children how to be neat and tidy and take care of their things. Mrs. D has the innate ability to tell a story in a fascinating way that grips the little readers. She creates a fantasy world where clothes can talk and the elements - wind and sunlight are the character's friends. Her books enable children to believe that anything is possible when you make believe.

Children will be drawn into the story by the easy flow of the tale. The beautiful illustrations will delight
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Bonnie Rediske-
Nov 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Runaway clothes is a little story to teach children the importance of respecting the objects they own. We are taken on a journey of Nika who is missing all her clothes. As a result she figures out that if she does not want to lose all her things, she has to take better care of them. It is also a refreshing story for parents to learn that it is important to praise little ones for the good deeds they do. I would see the target age group for this book to be 1-3rd grade level. I give this 4 fangs.
Kate Larkinson
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A light-hearted lesson in tidiness.
The little girl unwittingly neglects and abuses her clothes and toys, until one day the clothes go missing and their absence makes her heart grow fonder! A useful story for anyone with a child who doesn't respect their belongings. It's fun and non-preachy and might provide some food for thought in a non-confrontational way.
Rosie
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Runaway Clothes" written by Mrs. D is one readers will enjoy, and possibly learn a lesson from this tale.
Nika's clothes run away after not being put away properly. Her toys too, are in a bit of a dilemma of her untidy ways.
This was a fun, descriptive, and entertaining book to read.

(I was given a copy of this book offered by the author in an exchange for an honest review.)
Lynda Dickson
Dec 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Ages 5+
Shelves: children
Nika wakes up one morning to find all her clothes missing. Then the grumpy old wooden hanger tells her a few things she doesn't want to hear about how she's been treating her belongings. Will Nika change her lazy ways?

This is a cute story, but the ending is a bit contrived and predictable. I felt like I was being hammered over the head with the lesson the story was so obviously trying to teach. The author's writing style is beautiful, though a bit too old-fashioned for this modern tale. The subj
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Olga D'Agostino (known as Mrs. D.) is an award-winning children’s author (recipient of multiple Mom’s Choice Awards, Beverly Hills Book Awards, and International Readers’ Favorite Awards). She lived and worked in Lviv, a cultural center in western Ukraine, before immigrating to the United States in 1992. In 2012 she published her first children’s book, and since then she’s pursued a career as a wr ...more