VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Like many classics for young readers, such as Winnie the Pooh, Paymaneh Ritchie's "Hello, My Name is Oliver" was written by a parent to entertain and educate their own child. Told from the perspective of a lovable but depressive six-year-old Beagle-Springer Spaniel who was adopted from the SPCA, this children's book delves into mental health issues that include separation anxiety, depression, and self-worth.
Paymaneh's aim is to create an easy to read, light-hearted story that will enable parents to discuss tolerance, acceptance and unconditional love with children.
"Hello, My Name Is Oliver" is a middle-grade book written in an easy, conversational tone to encourage young readers and their parents into a natural flow of discussion regarding the 'big' issues Oliver faces in his simple, yet universal life. This true story is told through Oliver's eyes as he views his humans' world.
Oliver is a loyal, neurotic, and lovable abandoned dog who is unsure about his self-worth until he meets his new family at a local SPCA. His new home offers him a second chance in life along with a human sister and an extended family that adore him. But of course, fitting into a new family requires Oliver to 'train' his humans about his anxiety, depression, and excitability. As Oliver and his new family tackle these all too common issues and practice unconditional love, they learn to coexist and compromise. Until of course Lexi, the new blue eyed puppy shows up and turns Ollie's life upside down again!
Through Oliver's experiences, the author utilizes words such as depression, anxiety, adaptability, unconditional love and understanding to allow parents to elaborate and educate their children whilst bonding and strengthening their relationship through sharing a story and hopefully a few hugs!
Paymaneh states, "Making children aware (at their capacity) of important mental and emotional issues surrounding us all, hopefully enables us parents to raise compassionate, understanding and tolerant humans with self-love that extends to all."
"Sometimes discussing these issues can be tough when asked by a child, but through "Oliver", I have found an easy way to approach, describe and in turn create an easy platform regarding these very important issues," adds Paymaneh.
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