I wrote a children’s book a few years ago.
When my parents founded Starfish Ministries, they took the name from the Starfish Story, a story about a boy who finds thousands of starfish stranded on a beach after a particularly high tide. Although he can’t save all of them — not even close — he does what he is able to save the ones he can.
I expanded on the story and put it into verse. Here’s a sample:
There was one purple starfish much smaller than most,
as starfish named Simon stuck there on the coast.
He wondered what happened or what he’d done wrong,
till a hermit crab happened to bobble along.
“Oh sir,” shouted Simon, “a word if I may,
do you think you could help me get back in the bay?”
But the hermit crab grunted and bobbled away.