The Runaway Belly Button

The Runaway Belly Button

John Flannery


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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.


John Flannery:
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.