Peace of Mind

We’re all sick of viruses, and some are sick from a virus. There are still a lot of unknowns, unanswered questions. Thus, I decided to create a children’s picture book. My book called Wheels helps give children (ages 4-10) peace of mind by explaining what a virus actually is when a tractor (Wheels) asks his owner (Farmer Tom) What is a virus?

Front Cover

My book is helpful in that it gives parents a chance to read to them, or for the child to read, about ways in which they can stay safe . . . but not just from the coronovirus, any virus. My book is also a memior as the idea for the main character, a blue tractor (Wheels), was inspired by my memories I have of my father-in-law (Farmer Tom) giving rides to many boys and girls (his grandchildren) on his farm during family get-togethers. He passed away from cancer a few years ago, and so this book also honors him for his love of children and tractors.

Back Cover

If you’re interested in finding out more about my book, please visit the Amazon product page which can be reached by clicking on the above images, or by visiting my website listed below.

Wheels is currently more than half price on Amazon and is a great gift idea if you are still shopping for friends or loved ones for Christmas. Wheels is also available through most major online retailers and is book 1 of the Tractor Adventure Series.

May you and yours stay safe during this pandemic.




Happy healthy parents make happy healthy children.

Dr. Miriam Stoppard

Published by Author Melannie Baum

Melannie Baum is an author, mother, and native Ohioan. She grew up around tractors, horses, and other barn animals. Married with two sons, she still lives in rural Ohio.

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