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Teacher by Day, Author and Illustrator by Night

zMAZING travels BookDuring the day, Patrick Barney teaches Anthropology, German and US Government at Russell High School. But for the past few years, he has put on a different hat at night, writing and illustrating a series of mind-bending maze and coloring books.

In fact, Barney has created 16 books that have been published, with his newest titled "Wally & Sidny Juniper & Sally aMAZEing travels" recently released through Barnes & Noble.

According to Barney about his new book, "Each page of the maze is pictorial involving places and creatures shown by Wally & Sidny and Juniper & Sally in their previous 'Travels' books. I'm not aware of any other previous maze books done in this style and manner."

Mind-bending puzzles that challenge the brain and critical thinking skills combined with stress relieving and calming coloring activities are exactly what busy teens need. And while kids are having fun, they experience a boost in their problem solving, visual motor and fine motor skills. Both hemispheres of the brain get a workout and kids have a marvelous story to tell their friends when done.

All of Barney's books are available for purchase online through barnesandnoble.com including his new book.

Caravan and Creatures Book A Journey into the Hinterland Book Juniper and Sally Book Wally and Sidny Book

(Information and pictures courtesy of KidStuff Public Relations and Barnes & Noble.)

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