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.
I'm here! cried Belly Button. Grace was so far up, and Belly Button was so far down. You can do it, Belly Button thought. And with a cleansing breath—the only clean thing about her—she began to scale the sewer wall.
Author: John Flannery
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction