What do you do when your purple shirt is dirty, your favorite cereal is gone, and a
tantrum gets you banished to your bedroom?

You run away… to a pop-up tent in the yard... but just until dinner.

The Day I Ran Away is a spirited yet soothing story for days when you feel like
running away, and a sweet reminder that home is where the hugs (and cookies) are.
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From PW 2017 Sneak Previews
Flashlight packs up with The Day I Ran Away by Holly Niner, illus. by Isabella Ongaro, featuring a girl who recounts her tough day
at bedtime, recalling how she had a tantrum and ran away.


From Foreword Reviews
When Grace’s day turns from bad to worse, she decides to leave it all behind, in Holly L. Niner’s sweetly uplifting The Day I Ran
Away. Alternating voices and fonts in adult orange and youthful purple relate Grace’s experiences with dramatic humor, and
fun,
colorful illustrations
from Isabella Ongaro convey the wide range of emotions that allow Grace’s day to go from better to best with
a little help from Mom and Dad.