Mary Russo, PhD

Mary Russo, PhD, is an author and psychologist who helps individuals enrich their sense of self through personal development. Believing that within each of us exists a yearning inner child, she wrote, Polka Dot Sue to encourage children of all ages to see themselves as strong and to have the courage to express their uniqueness. Her first published book, The Adventures of Wizahickon, conveys many of the same concepts of self-awareness in fairy tale form. Mary lives in California with her husband and has two grown children and a grandchild to whom she often reads.

Reader Reviews

This book encourages children of all ages to see themselves as strong and to have courage to express their uniqueness.

This story shares gentle messages about self-esteem. Encouraging young readers to believe in themselves despite obstacles.

A positive message is gently conveyed through imaginative characters, settings, and gorgeous illustrations.