Book Review: Runaway Smile (Nicholas C. Rossis)

The Book

Runaway Smile (read for free here)

The Genre

Children’s Fiction

The Author

Nicholas C. Rossis: avid reader, web developer, architect by training, holder of a PhD in Digital Architecture from the University of Edinburgh. Author of the epic fantasy series Pearseus and the sci-fi short story collection The Power of Six, all Amazon best-sellers.

The Plot

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.

The Review

I adored this book. It’s short, it’s sweet, and the illustrations are gorgeous. It’s not just a kid’s book, either — the story is packed full of random hilarious details, like the fact that the boy’s dog is a legitimate superhero who wears glasses at home ala Clark Kent and then puts on his superhero costume and runs off to save the city while his master is at school. And the message is just really sweet — only real smiles are the ones that can be shared. The best kid’s book I’ve read in a long time — would definitely recommend!

The Rating

5 out of 5 smiles!


Click here to visit Nicholas C. Rossis’s website! And here’s the Amazon link. Happy reading!


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Awesome wedding invitation someone received …


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8 thoughts on “Book Review: Runaway Smile (Nicholas C. Rossis)

  1. Too bad there wasn’t a ‘write in’ option on that invite.

  2. Reblogged this on Today, You Will Write and commented:
    Runaway Smile, review…another great book here…

  3. Thank you so much for the review – I’m so excited you enjoyed the book! 🙂

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  5. Coincidence! I read Runaway Smile a couple of days ago and found it charming.

    • Aren’t the illustrations adorable? Not to mention those random little details that are just totally out of left field — laughed a lot as I read this book, which is appropriate, as it’s a book about smiling!

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