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

News Update

Book 1 of the Tractor Adventure Series


I hope you enjoyed my first book. Book two of my Tractor Adventure Series is in the works. It will have several new characters and places where Wheels the tractor learns about new things.

I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe summer and that you too can learn lots by picking up a book to read (especially on those rainy, cloudy days when you don’t want to be outside…or maybe you like to read outside under a nice shade tree).

Happy reading!

Press release for my new book, WHEELS: What Is a Virus?

It’s a great educational tool, and so if you could share it with people you know (teachers, social workers, librarians, medical professionals, therapists, bloggers, etc.), I would really appreciate it.

Thanks for checking it out and for all your help!

Stay safe,

Melannie Baum

WHEELS: What is a Virus?

Hi. My name is Melannie and I just released a new book titled, WHEELS: What is a Virus? I also just created a website for the book here on WordPress.

It is about a tractor named Wheels and his owner, Farmer Tom, who teaches him all kinds of things as Wheels asks a lot of questions being the curious machine that he is.

It is geared toward children ages 4-10 and contains a lot of tips on how to stay safe and healthy. This is book 1 of a series I decided to call the Tractor Adventure Series. My husband, an adult fiction writer, helped edit the book and my brother-in-law did the illustrations. It’s been a labor of love for all of us.

The eBook is available for preorder on Amazon and the paperback is available right now as a print-on-demand.


I would appreciate it if you could spread the word by sharing this with others, and I look forward to writing more books to add to this series as educational tools for children the world over.

Thanks for your support!

Melannie Baum (& Wheels)