Hazel Brown: A Very Special Vet is a picture and story book for young children. Adults will enjoy reading it to children and older children will enjoy reading it by themselves. The detailed and bright water-colour illustrations bring to life to an endearing story. The character, Hazel James, is an ordinary young girl and aspiring Vet who happens one day to discover a way to fulfill her greatest dream. Hazel's father is a vet and it is his work that inspires Hazel’s love of animals. When playing with her own dog one day she enters upon a journey and meets a leopard who is in need of some help. Hazel uses her knowledge, creativity and quick thinking to help her new friend and many other animals too. The story is gently paced, with humour and a trace of mystery to leave the reader enjoying the space between reality and childhood dreams.