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The Runaway Belly Button

The Runaway Belly Button

Written by John Flannery; illustrated by Mika Song

Roaring Brook Press


In the charming and lighthearted picture book, The Runaway Belly Button, John Flannery and Mika Song bring to life the sweetly goofy Belly Button as she reminds you how nice it is to be sparkling clean.

Grace loved to get dirty. But she was also pretty good at getting clean—she took proper care of Hands, paid extra attention to Feet, and even remembered to scrub behind Ears. There was just one body part she tended to forget: Belly Button.

Day after day, Belly Button got dirtier… and stinkier… and filthier. Until after one particularly neglectful bath, Belly Button decides she’ll have to get outie there to look and smell great again.

Praise for The Runaway Belly Button

"Both solid entertainment and useful hygiene instruction." - Publishers Weekly -

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Written by John Flannery; illustrated by Mika Song

John Flannery is the author of Beard Boy and a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. He has had a belly button for as long as he can remember, and yes, dirt does get stuck in it. John lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Mika Song is a children's writer and illustrator who makes stories about sweetly funny outsiders. She grew up in Manila, Philippines and in Honolulu, Hawaii before moving to New York to study at Pratt Institute. She studied and worked in animation before getting into children's books. Her authored and illustrated books include Tea with Oliver and Donut Feed the Squirrels.

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Roaring Brook Press

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