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Natural Awakenings Tucson

Gumdrops & Lollipops, by Dr. Moose

Dec 30, 2021 09:00AM ● By Erica Mills
Why did you write this book?
This book is a response to the opioid epidemic. Young readers and their parents are sure to enjoy a colorful, inspiring and easy-to-read tale of a smart and determined youngster named Mason. On his way home from his elementary school, Mason knows better than to accept any of the gumdrops and lollipops that the strange, spaced-out peddler Zee I Bee is pushing.

What was your mission with the book?
My mission is to build resilience in youth and provide drug awareness. Gumdrops & Lollipops informs children to be aware of drugs, and gives them the courage to decline them when offered. Children must be able to discern the difference between a friend and a pusher-man. The process of teaching involves education and the topic of assertiveness relates to psychological and social health.

Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a purpose-driven author who travels between Missouri and Arizona helping
others. I currently work in a detox facility and I am a mother of four.

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