If You Give an Ox an Oxy: A Parod(ox)Y

Laura E Happe (Author) Bryan Nigh (Illustrator)


Remember the mouse who wanted a cookie--and a glass of milk to go with it? Or the moose who wanted a muffin?

In If You Give an Ox an Oxy, adolescents meet an ox who takes a prescription medication called an opioid. They follow him as he goes from taking a few opioids, to overusing them, and finally becoming addicted, learning about treatment for addiction and how dangerous taking illegal opioid drugs can be.

Inspired by the mouse who was clearly addicted to cookies, Ox's story demonstrates how opioid use often leads to a cycle of addiction and recovery. Too often this cycle is hard to break. Although Ox's story is told in a childlike way, opioid use is a very serious and complex topic. Written by national expert on the opioid epidemic Dr. Laura E. Happe, If You Give an Ox an Oxy focuses on preventing opioid misuse for the next generation. Dr. Happe transforms the beloved childhood picture book into an educational resource that teens are sure to remember to help them understand the risks of opioid use--and why it's best not to start in the first place.

Product Details

$12.95  $11.91
Morgan James Publishing
Publish Date
November 19, 2019
5.0 X 0.17 X 7.99 inches | 0.18 pounds

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About the Author

Dr. Laura E. Happe, PharmD, MPH is a pharmacist, researcher, and educator who uses data to help people make better decisions. As an executive leader in the pharmacy and insurance industries, Laura has developed new businesses and strategies, including the opioid epidemic response at a Fortune 50 health care company. Laura is chief editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy and a professor at the University of Florida and Wingate University. She lives with her husband in Charlotte, North Carolina, where they teach their kids that happiness is a choice.
Bryan Nigh is a graphic designer, illustrator, and creator of the animated short series Brad the Jerk Dog. After earning a bachelor's degree in 2-D animation from Columbia College Chicago, he worked in the entertainment industry for 10 years in Los Angeles and Atlanta. As an associate producer with Bento Box Animation Studios, he contributed to several series such as Allen Gregory, Brickleberry, and The Awesomes. Bryan now lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with his wife and two dogs.