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Baltimore Duo Tackles Childhood Anxiety
In New Children’s Book

BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ) — Anxiety and nerves are things we’ve likely all felt at one point or another. Now a Baltimore-based author and illustrator duo are tackling these feelings in a new children’s book.


"An endearing, fun-filled, and oh so relatable reading experience! Hazel and friends are sure to inspire kindness, compassion, and connection. A must read, especially for young learners."

Kris Tucker, 2nd/3rd Grade Humane Education Guide

"This book is nicely done and I enjoyed a lot of things about the style and the story. The art is cute and compelling and young readers and their grown-ups will enjoy reading it...  It is clever to use this type of story to explore themes of emotional uncertainty, self-doubt, encountering new things, new friends and surroundings – things that young children will easily really relate to... The story’s lesson isn’t too obvious either, which I very much appreciated. All in all, well done and a great book to add to a reading collection."

The Magic of Making Friends is a book with a very relatable theme, it is enjoyable for both kids and adults and provides such a warm message!

Holly, 6th grade educator

Judge, 28th Annual Writer’s Digest

Self-Published Book Awards.

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