#BookReview – Runaway Smile – Nicholas Rossis

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Sunday book review featuring Runaway Smile by author, Nicholas Rossis. Nicholas is a versatile writer who writes children’s books, epic fantasies, science fiction short stories, and his newest book, Emotional Beats is a writer’s guide to using expressions and dialogue tags in our writing.


The Blurb:


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’s smile runs away until it owner learns that an unshared smile is a wasted smile.


Runaway Smile: An unshared smile is a wasted smile (Niditales Book 1) by [Rossis, Nicholas]


Get this book on Amazon Hereย 


My 5 Star ReviewWhere do smiles come from?


This is a heartwarming little story accompanied by fun pictures to go along with the stories. A tale of a child searching for his smile and the people he encounters throughout his day whom he questions, asking where he can get his smile back. No doubt, there’s a heartfelt message that comes from his mom, where he learns the true meaning of a smile and where it really comes from. A great children’s book, as well, a great parental read.


Check out all of Nicholas’ books on his Amazon page Here!ย 

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  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing, Debby! I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the Smile ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. My pleasure Nicholas. It’s a beautiful story with great meaning. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I really enjoyed this story and the wonderful illustrations ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m waiting for my grandson to get a little older and then it’s going on his bookcase.

    1. I also have it for my little grand niece. It’s a beautiful book. ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Aw, thank you! I so hope the Overlord enjoys it! ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. He just turned 3 and he’s almost there. I’ll wrap it for Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. A lovely gift! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. This looks lovely. Thanks for the review!

    1. Thanks Christoph. I love how versatile a writer Nicholas is, kind of like you, lol. <3

  4. It sounds like such a sweet read ๐Ÿ™‚ Nicholas has such a diversity in the books he publishes, which is great!

    1. Yes. It’s great when you can be so versatile in genres. ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

    2. Thank you so much, Christy! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. What a delightful review, Debby. I love children’s books with colorful pictures. Too bad my granddaughters won’t read now that they have their electronic toys. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Ya Tess, the digital era has really taken away some of life’s simple pleasures. But they can still read digitally even without the pictures, the message is there. ๐Ÿ™‚

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