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Chloe loves going to school, but lately something is different. She has all the ingredients of a great friend and still wonders, "What do you do when friends don't treat you with kindness? " Find out how this brave girl navigates the trials and tribulations that pop up on her way to discovering the recipe for lasting friendship. This children's picture book gives boys and girls a realistic framework on how to handle challenging situations that commonly occur in friendships.

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Maria Dismondy

Maria Dismondy is an award-winning children's book author. To find out more about her books and her school/event programs, visit From the author. ..Born and Raised: In a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, I grew up with red shag carpet, The Smurfs and Cabbage Patch Dolls. In my past time, I played flashlight tag with the neighborhood kids and listened to NKOTB aka The New Kids on The Block. Family: I am lucky to have a large family. I have an older sister, Angela, who also ate spaghetti in a hot dog bun (among other crazy concoctions my mom created for us) growing up. I am married to the coolest guy ever and together, we are raising our baby girl Ruby. Education: There's a ton of rivalry between Michigan and Michigan State (are you a maize and blue or green and white fan?) I have to admit, I started going to U of M then happily switched over to Michigan State. I went to college for six years, earning my undergraduate and graduate degrees in education, curriculum and research. Hobbies and Interests: If there's something I want to try, I don't hold back! I have more hobbies than I have hours in the day. My latest and greatest is learning to photography. I wake up each morning, eager to live a full and exciting life, while inspiring and giving back to those around me. Likes: Salt and vinegar chips, french fries, barbeque sauce, reading, coffee, photography, music (playing the piano) , free time, scrapbooking, sunshine, the lake, my family, and my mac book. Dislikes: angry people, cloudy days, cold french fries, complaints, Folgers coffee, a messy house, a full laundry basket and Open Pit BBQ sauce. Favorite book as a child: Frances Books by Russell Hoban and Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. Favorite book as an adult: The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks (I'm a fan for the love stories) .

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