New 2nd Edition Children’s Book Empowers Readers to Stand Up to Peer Pressure and Learn the True Meaning of Friendship


Parents struggling to help their children stand up to peer pressure and bullying can read the Parenting Sandbar of this book for tips and strategies.  Children who read this fictional story will see what they can do to stand up to peer pressure and bullying in their lives.

Written by Stephanie Guzman, this book is the 2nd edition of the 2nd book in a series teaching children how to deal with difficult situations. The launch of this 32 page beautifully illustrated children’s book will occur on January 14, 2023. In The Adventures of Oliver the Clownfish: Acting Cool (2008, 2023) Oliver wants to look cool in front of his friends. He isn’t sure if he should be friends with Dolly, a dolphin who looks different.  Oliver learns how he can stand up to peer pressure while discovering the true meaning of friendship. This publication has been honored with a Dove Award for family friendliness. This second edition contains the popular 10 Things You Might Not Know About a Dolphin and a Parenting Sandbar giving parents tools to assist their child with peer pressure.

“Author Stephanie Guzman brings to light many important issues in this beautifully illustrated book by TD. Non-readers can understand the story just by looking at the pictures and beginning readers will love this story. This reminds everyone that prejudice is wrong and agreeing with other people just to please them is not the way to go.” Sam Freene, Blogger-Vine Voice

About the Author:

Born in Maryland, Stephanie Guzman resides in Belcamp, MD with her family. She received her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Delaware and her master’s degree in reading from Towson University. She is National Board-Certified Teacher holding an administration certificate working for Harford County Public Schools for 21 years, currently as a reading and gifted and talented specialist.

When she began her teaching career as a second grade teacher, she noticed there were few books available for children addressing the many character development issues that are important today. Through her books, she hopes to be a positive role model for children around the world.

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