Bloomington, IN (PressExposure) June 13, 2007 -- This is a children's book focusing on grief and loss. The story is about a little fish named Ed who goes through a series of losses but discovers inner strength as he learns to cope in his new world. The storyline and message in this little book is so heartwarming and sincere.
The author focuses on interpreting the pain and loss associated with death and grief in a simple and direct way, so that children have an understanding of what they're going through. You can honestly tell this story came straight from the author's heart! The counseling experience Sam has really lends a tender guiding hand in this work. He has also incorporated sections for parents or counselors to discuss the book and write notes as well as sections for the children to write or draw their thoughts and feelings. It is truly an amazing work.
The adorable illustrations were drawn by Sam's daughter Emilee and son Lucas, making this book even more special to the man who has dedicated his life to helping others.
The Oliver family currently resides in Ohio. Sam Oliver is a chaplain; currently working with the Hospice of Visiting Nurses in Akron Ohio. He has written several other books dealing with self-help issues.