A boy that lost his smile and a dog that reads Proust & drives a car.

Runaway Smile by
Nicholas C. Rossis

Such adorable characters, children of all ages will love this story.

I read this book on the author’s website, a while ago. The book is about a boy that lost his smile… I love the dog in this story, *pssst whisper* he reads Proust and even drives a car. The morale of this story is that everything (especially a smile) when shared is contagious and it would bring joy/love/hope to those who share! Kids of all ages would love this story with its beautiful illustrations.

Product Description
Award-Winning Finalist in the “Children’s Fiction” category of the 2015 International Book 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.


Children love handling a book and if they love it, will go to bed with it under their pillow. In my opinion ‘Runaway Smile’ is a masterpiece to be treasured for life. Most avid readers still have books from their childhood which they read over and over again. When I’m unhappy about something, I refer to one of these books. ‘Runaway Smile’ has joined the list. You have a gem in ‘Runaway Smile’. 
– Juliet Aharoni, author

About the Author
Avid reader. Web developer. Architect by training, holder of a PhD in Digital Architecture from the University of Edinburgh. Now, author. 

Nicholas loves to write. Except for Runaway Smile, he has also published the Amazon best-selling epic fantasy series, Pearseus, and The Power of Six, a collection of short sci-fi stories. 

He lives in Athens, Greece, at the edge of a forest, with his wife, dog and two very silly cats, one of whom is always sitting on his lap, so please excuse any typos in his blog posts: typing with one hand can be hard. Mercifully, all his books are professionally edited!

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