Sally Huss and Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino began working together after a mutual friend, Coach Joe Sperle, introduced them. Having so much in common, they joined forces to create two best-selling children’s books, adding to Sally’s already extensive line of popular children’s books. That collection now exceeds 100 books.

Author/Illustrator Sally Huss says she creates children’s books to uplift the lives of children. She does this by giving them tools to overcome obstacles; by helping them value themselves and others; and by inspiring them to be the best that they can be. “Bright and happy,” “light and whimsical” have been the catch phrases attached to the writings and art of Sally Huss for over 30 years.

Books by Sally Huss with Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino

A Lesson for Every Child: Learning About Food Allergies and Self -Confident Sandy are the result of their collaboration. 

The authors say that Self-Confident Sandy was designed to promote self-confidence and self-esteem in children, an important step in any child’s development. Distinguished professors and teachers in the field of childhood education have endorsed the book, as well as sports coaches, and life coaches in the field of personal development.

Patty Maxwell, licensed behavioral specialist and owner of Engage Kidz LLC, states, “Self-Confident Sandy contains an important message for all ages, even parents. Highly recommended for any classroom, office or home library.”

Hamilton-Guarino says, “I’m again extremely honored to be working with Sally Huss on a second book. I am in awe of her work and the messages in her books. Everyone has a favorite Sally Huss book. Aside from the ones we have done together, some of my favorites are Positive Pete, Watching Watches, and Let’s Play: The Importance of Exercise. “

Favorite books by Sally Huss

Another favorite is the one Hamilton-Guarino collaborated on — A Lesson for Every Child: Learning About Food Allergies.

Having suffered from life-threatening food allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish herself for over 24 years, she knew the importance of this book. Her book PERCOLATE: Let Your Best Self Filter Through (Hay House Publishing), details her life with these allergies, including a near-death reaction while she was six months pregnant with her son Cam.

“A Lesson for Every Child is well-written and engaging for children and families to learn more about the seriousness of food allergy and anaphylaxis and how to safely manage. I love the illustrations, which make it fun to read and learn; they are so delightful and upbeat. FAACT is honored to have Elizabeth as a spokesperson and to be included in such a wonderful education resource for families,” said Eleanor Garrow-Holding, President and CEO of FAACT.

“It was a pleasure to collaborate with Sally Huss on this book. I hope its message helps many children and families in our food allergy community,” says Hamilton-Guarino. “Sally Huss has done an outstanding job using her gifts and talents for the well-being of others. She has been a joy to work with. I’m delighted that this book is part of her amazing collection of books.”

Author/Illustrator Sally Huss

Readers may find similarities in the books Positive Pete and Self- Confident Sandy, as they were intended to complement each other.

Guarino said, “Sally is talented in multiple areas of art and writing, and I love how she mentors others, sharing her knowledge and gifts freely. There is so much to learn from Sally Huss.”

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  • Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino

    CEO/Founder The Best Ever You Network, author and Certified Master Coach

    The Best Ever You Network

    Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino is the CEO and founder of The Best Ever You Network, co-founder of Compliance4 and author of multiple personal and professional development books, including the Hay House book PERCOLATE: Let Your Best Self Filter Through. Specializing in mindset, strategy, leadership and change-based action, Elizabeth helps people and companies around the globe be their best.  Elizabeth is currently writing The Change Guidebook, which will be published by HCI Books in 2022.

    Elizabeth graduated with honors in 1991 from St. Ambrose in Davenport, Iowa and currently attends Harvard Business School for Leadership. Elizabeth is the recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Finance — Leaders award for her significant contribution towards the financial sector from FiNext. Elizabeth serves as a Leadership Advisor for the Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership Institute.

    Elizabeth and her husband, Peter R. Guarino, and their four sons live in Maine.