Veteran Dentist Publishes Children's Book

How an Illustrated Children's Book about a Boy and his Red Balloon will help grant wishes to children with serious medical conditions and raise awareness about Autism.
The Boy and the Red Balloon Book Cover Kaveh Adel
The Boy and the Red Balloon Book Cover Kaveh Adel
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March 14, 2010 - PRLog -- (NAPERVILLE, IL)—Every boy knows the feeling. Strolling outside, he grips a piece of string, a balloon tied to the other end. The balloon hovers above the boy, trailing him like an obedient bird. And then it happens: Somehow, he loses his grip. He watches helplessly as his companion floats off into the sky. It grows smaller and smaller, a dot among the clouds, until it disappears forever.
What happens to that balloon? One Naperville resident has released a children’s book that answers just that question. Written and illustrated by Kaveh N. Adel, The Boy and the Red Balloon (CreateSpace; March 2010; Softcover: $11) tells the fanciful tale of an estranged balloon determined to reunite with his friend.
“It’s a story about never giving up,” Adel says. “It teaches kids, in a fun way, how to deal with the setbacks and triumphs of their lives.”
The book depicts one balloon’s journey home after he slips out of a young boy’s hand. Floating above the Earth, the balloon encounters black birds, white clouds, and blue skies. The simple color-coding is designed to help children develop vocabulary words and better understand their sensory surroundings.  Eventually, with help from his mile-high friends, the balloon drifts back into the boy’s loving arms.
The Boy and the Red Balloon is the first in a series of books inspired by Adel’s four-year-old son, Kian.
“Just as much as I teach him, he teaches me,” says Adel. “I see the world anew, like a child. This book is an expression of that feeling.”
Adel, 36, has been a family dental practitioner for 13 years. The Boy and the Red Balloon is his first book, though not his first foray into the creative arts. As a child in Tehran, Iran, Adel immersed himself in art to cope with turmoil both political and personal. He watched as Iran transformed into an Islamic Republic and fought an eight-year war with Iraq. Meanwhile, inside the home, his parents’ irreconcilable differences resulted in divorce. And so Adel began drawing — to explore and understand life’s hurdles.  His passion led him to study studio art at the University of Iowa before becoming a Doctor of Dental Surgery.  
As part of his commitment to children and the sciences, Adel will donate 10 percent of the book’s profits to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Autism Speaks. He hopes The Boy and the Red Balloon and its donations enrich the lives of children, just as art enriched his life as a child.

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