Nick, the No Good, Icky Tick

Nick, the No Good, Icky Tick

Nick, the No Good, Icky Tick

Nick, the No Good, Icky Tick


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Abby and her favorite four-footed friend Chowser discover all kinds of creatures while walking in the wild, wild woods one day. What they don’t expect to find is Nick, a no good, icky, black-legged tick. Find out what happens when Nick the icky tick finds them...and the lessons they learn about how to stay safe on future outdoor adventures!

Author Karen Gloyer, a Lyme disease survivor, created Nick, the No Good, Icky Tick as a simple way to teach children and families the importance of tick prevention and awareness. Gloyer knows, firsthand, the hardships that come with this debilitating ailment--and that prevention and awareness are key. Let Abby, Chowser, and Nick, the No Good, Icky Tick help teach the children in your life to "look carefully!" as they learn to keep safe outdoors. Helpful tips and an afterword by Kenneth B. Singleton, M.D., M.P.H., a leading U.S. authority on Lyme disease treatment and prevention, round out this important book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939930835
Publisher: Belle Isle Books
Publication date: 11/02/2016
Pages: 36
Sales rank: 872,581
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 3 - 12 Years

About the Author

Karen A. Gloyer's professional experience spans the fields of education, social work, human resources and recruiting. She earned a B.A. in Social Work (Memphis) as well as dual master degrees in social work (Michigan) and special education (Fairfield University). Karen has served in leadership roles for the University of Michigan's Alumni Association in both Connecticut and Virginia. She has been recognized for her talents in military recruiting and awarded for her work with veterans and their families. Karen's life took an unexpected turn when she started experiencing complicated, debilitating physical symptoms that remained undiagnosed for fourteen years. After more than a decade of hardship and pain, she was eventually diagnosed with Lyme disease and Babesia. Although she's learned how to weave life around Lyme, Karen's most recent teaching position at Lynnhaven Academy (Virginia) was cut short by a recurrence of the disease. Karen's story is emblematic of the struggles too often accompanying Lyme diagnoses, as well as a testament to her tremendous resilience of spirit. Despite ongoing challenges, Karen remains passionate about educating children, families, and medical professionals about Lyme disease. She hopes that Nick, the No-Good, Icky Tick will help others learn about Lyme disease and inspire prevention. Karen lives in Richmond, Virginia with her favorite four-footed friends Chowser and Kelly; and her special two-footed love, Bill.

Maryana Kachmar was born in Lviv, Ukraine in 1983. She holds a Masters of Sacred Art from the National Academy of Arts in Lviv (Ukraine) and now participates in the artistic group, Zohrafos. Maryana has worked as editor and artist for several Christian children's magazines (including Angelyatko and Flashlight) and was chief artist and co-founder for a publishing company, Country of Angels. Over the last ten years, she has illustrated more than 200 journals and ten books, including numerous children's books (ABC, Miracle in the Woods, Christmas, and Poems for Boys and Girls). Fond of singing and making puppets, Maryana is the mother of two cheerful and energetic boys who inspire her daily with new pictures!

Kenneth B. Singleton, M.D., M.P.H., is a board-certified physician specializing in internal medicine. One of the most trusted voices in the medical field of Lyme disease today, Dr. Singleton earned his master's degree of public health from Johns Hopkins University and received training in acupuncture from UCLA. He completed his training in internal medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and has been practicing medicine since 1981. His medical practice is located in Towson, Maryland.
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