Mary's Clover

A Story about Medication Safety

by Nila E. Sturlin


Book Details

Right time, right dose!

"Among young children, 95 percent of medication-related poisoning visits to the emergency departments are caused by a child ingesting medication while unsupervised; five percent are due to dosing errors made by caregivers" ( It is never too early to educate children and families about medication safety. This short story conveys an important message to children ages four and up about the dangers of medication misuse. Mary Stephens, a kind and free-spirited girl, learns a valuable lesson when her pet rabbit, Clover, falls victim to a medication mishap.


About the Author

Nila E. Sturlin

Nila Sturlin is a third year Pharm.D. student at the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Pharmacy and a graduate student at UIC School of Public Health. She is an active member of the American Public Health Association. She holds an executive board position with Student National Pharmaceutical Association. Nila lives with her husband and kids in Loves Park, Illinois. In her free time, she enjoys amateur photography, writing, travel, online shopping, and volunteering in the community. This is the author's first published book. Mary's Clover: A Story about Medication Safety is a Mom’s Choice Awards® Silver Recipient and a 2016 Royal Dragonfly Book Award Winner.

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