Stacie Carroll’s book, “When Hairy Met Tallie”shares a message of kindness, acceptance, confidence and love. This heart- warming children’s book encourages individuals “to be kind to each other, for this world can be tough. And love with your heart that will always be enough.” This original story empowers and celebrates uniqueness in all of us. The words are powerful. The illustrations are innovative and colorful. Through the use of words and illustrations, children are empowered to recognize their individual worth and to develop confidence in themselves. One aspect of character education is the ability to treat others with respect. “Be kind to others and kindness will return.” We have more similarities than we do differences. It is truly a story that will inspire parents and children of all ages.