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About the Book
Author: Daniel Jude Miller
Genre: Children’s Books
Eddie is just a regular guy trying to get by in his boring life, when out of nowhere he finds himself underneath a very unwelcome visitor. Earclaw is the unwelcome visitor and exists as nothing more than a crushing weight on Eddie's head. Faced with this permanent guest, Eddie must learn to endure, accept and possibly trick Earclaw in leaving once and for all.
Dan’s story is a simple story. He grew up in a rugged logging camp of the great northwest. His father wished him to be a skilled tree-splitter but Dan didn’t have the stomach for it. Instead he headed east at age 9 with a pad of paper and 12,000 fresh, wooden pencils. The next 30 some odd years were mostly uneventful, filled with family, growth and other uninteresting stuff. Then, recently, those 12,000 pencils finally started getting put to good use.
This is a very short story, but it had a lot to teach. Eddie finds himself with things he doesn’t like living in/on his life. These things draw all the joy out of Eddie’s life and isolate him because he thinks he is all alone. Then he learns he isn’t. What a great concept to teach kids.
It would be a great teaching tool for accepting others and yourself as you are. It would also be good to teach anti-bullying. If only everyone could accept people as they are, wouldn’t the world be a more wonderful place.
I give this book 5 out of 5 clouds. I can’t wait to share it with my 9 year old niece 4 year old nephew, and 2 and 1 year old nieces.