Oliver the Toaster
About the Book
Early one Saturday morning, a five-year-old boy named Oliver decides that he doesn’t want to be ordinary anymore. He chooses to become a toaster instead. He takes a cardboard box and draws on it all the parts that a toaster would have—along with holes for his eyes and hands!
Now that Oliver is a toaster, he does his best to help his mom in the kitchen and his dad in the garden. He visits a friend, and they play video games. All through the day, he works hard to prove that a toaster can do anything an ordinary boy can do. Along the way Oliver learns an important lesson about himself.
This illustrated children’s story explores the use of imagination with one of the best toys of all time—an empty box. It shares a powerful truth—while costumes have their limits, imagination can make everything more than ordinary.
About the Author
E. M. Olson is a Michigan native. He received his BA from Michigan State University and his JD from Wayne State University Law School. He is now a business attorney in Rochester, Michigan. He is married and has two grown children, with whom he spent many hours reading bed time stories.