Runaway Smile

Nicholas C. Rossis

An unshared smile is a wasted smile

A sweet chapter book about the unique bond between mother and son.

Where do smiles come from? Who can help you get a new one?

Winner of the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award, in the Young Adult Fiction category. Award-Winning Finalist in the “Children’s Fiction” category of the 2015 International Book Awards, Award-Winning Finalist in the 2015 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards.

“I woke up this morning and I had lost my smile and it wasn’t my fault and I looked everywhere and it was gone. Then I met a workman and a king and the best salesman in the world and a clown and no-one wanted to give me theirs. At school, I asked Miss to give me hers, but she gave us a pop quiz instead, and then no-one was smiling and…”

A little boy wakes up in the morning and realizes he has lost his smile. After spending the entire day trying to find it, he learns the truth behind smiles: the only real smiles are the shared ones.

What readers think:

  • “You don’t have to be a kid to love this book!”
  • “We found our smile when we read this”
  • “My only regret would be that it ended so soon”
  • “For rekindling my inner-child as I read this book, I’m giving it 5 STARS.”


ISBN: 978-1505343106
PRICE: $3.99