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Runaway Smile: An unshared smile is a wasted smile Paperback – December 2, 2014
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"Most avid readers still have books from their childhood which they read over and over again. 'Runaway Smile' has joined the list."
- Juliet Aharoni
"From the very first sentence I realized I was not reading a book, I was going on an adventure."
- Anne Peterson
"Runaway Smile is a whimsical tale of a boy who loses his smile. Perhaps he lent it to me - I certainly smiled as I read my way through the story... Like all the best fairy tales, it has a timeless appeal and a gentle message."
- Helen Jones
From the Author
When people ask me about "Runaway Smile," I often describe it as my "Little Prince." This is not only because of the boy protagonist's charming innocence but also because both books are very dear to me.
One amazing thing about "Runaway Smile" is that I wrote it in a single morning. I could hear the words in my head as if someone was dictating them to me. I have published dozens of books since but never again have I had such an experience.
What really brought the text to life, however, is my illustrator's brilliant sketches. They add to the imagery and complement it in a unique way that makes me fall in love with this little book all over again every time I open its pages.
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
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Lovely illustrations as well. Well done. Loved this book.
His lost smile went in search, and he with it. In the end, he learned his lesson. What was this lesson? In other words, what is the moral? This the lesson he learned from his mother, “an unshared smile is a wasted smile.” And sure it is indeed. If one does not connect with the world around him, one is disconnected, one remains an island to oneself, one is miserable.
This is a lesson for grown up too, especially for those who did not learn this lesson in childhood. We are all connected, we are all one. We should find what connects us, we should find and share our lost smiles.
If you've lost your smile, I guarantee you'll find it at the end of this story.
The illustrations were wonderful. The only thing I didn't like was finding a device to read this on. It wouldn't work on my laptop (I already knew it wasn't compatible with my version of a Kindle). I finally was able to read it on my iPad. But if you have a Kindle Fire or an iPad, you and your children would love this story. I can't wait for future children's books from this author.
This book is well written and Rossis has spun a highly creative yarn about a little boy who woke up one morning to discover he'd lost his smile. We are taken on an exciting adventure - both in words and excellent illustrations - meeting engaging characters along the way.
I highly recommend Nicholas Rossis' Runaway Smile to anyone who loves a creative and well-illustrated story!
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Illustrations by Domitris Fousekis
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