KNOW ANY LITTLE KIDS? HERE IS A DARLING (and a deal!) Kid’s book with a great message by Leslie Anne Webb: Oscar, the Big White Horse (who didn’t know he was big)!






OSCAR, THE BIG WHITE HORSE (WHO DIDN’T KNOW HE WAS BIG)

Remember last week when I went to my friend’s house and came upon her horse, Sam,  in colic?

Well, I was going there that day to pick up THIS BOOK!   Yup, hot off the presses!  Leslie had a few copies in her office and I nabbed one.  It is brand new!

Oscar is one of Leslie’s own beloved horses.

THE BOOK! Click image to find out more and to order!

THE BOOK! Click image to find out more and to order!

WHY I THINK IT IS A GREAT DEAL… Bang for buck, Kids love it…!

1)  Great deal for adults…

I think this is a GREAT deal because so many of Leslie’s famous paintings are included!!!!  Plus, you get a bunch of new images!  I know these aren’t originals, but heck, a program for a Theater Play costs more… and in this book, you have pages and pages of Leslie’s art.

If you are a Leslie Anne Webb fan, this is a great way to obtain several of her pieces!

She uses some of her very famous paintings because they are of her own horses - like Sam, who is one of Leslie's horses.

She uses some of her very famous paintings because they are of her own horses – like Sam and Oscar pictured here..

2)  Kids love it!  (Ages 2 – 7)

I’ve heard from several book store owners that little kids totally respond to the images, the colors and the story.

I've heard from book store owners that kids love the colors, the animals, the story and the

I’ve heard from book store owners that kids love the colors, the animals and the story!

3)  The story:

The story is universal… Basically, Oscar was always happy as a young horse… until others told him that he was too big to do the dexterous and fun stuff he was doing.  That made Oscar sad.  Then one night he had a dream that helped him realize that just because he is BIG doesn’t mean he can’t do things… And then Oscar was happy again!

Here is Oscar interacting with the other animals.

Here is Oscar interacting with the other animals.

4)  The diversity.

Leslie uses several different methods of illustration.  As you can see above:  pastels, watercolor, full color, partial color… it is delightful to have every page be different!

Oscar talking to a calf who tells him he should be pulling carts, not doing spins.

Oscar talking to a calf who tells him he should be pulling carts, not doing spins.  When looking at the book, the cow speaking to Oscar is so cute!

 MY FAVORITE PAGES…

Here are my favorite pages… but there are many pages so you be the judge!

I love this one because I do know all of Leslie's horses and this is a perfect depiction.

I love this one because I do know all of Leslie’s horses and this is a perfect depiction.

This is his dream... I love this. It cracks me up that this is how Leslie figured to tell her story to little kids. Love it. (It is Leslie's favorite page as well.)

This is his dream… I love this. It cracks me up that this is how Leslie figured to depict the dream sequence to little kids. Love it. (It is Leslie’s favorite page as well.)

I adore this. It is so Oscar - and many large, draft horses!

I adore this. It is so ‘Oscar’ – and many large, draft horses!

HOW TO ORDER?

Easy, click here!

This is the real Oscar as a baby - he was only 2.5 months old here. This was the day Leslie adopted him. He came from a Premarin farm in Canada.

This is the real Oscar as a baby – he was only 2.5 months old here. This was the day Leslie adopted him. He came from a Premarin farm in Canada.

conversation with Oscar

A grown up Oscar with his Human, Leslie.



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6 comments have been posted...

  1. dawndi Post author

    Google Pegasus Foundation… they will help you. Also Google Animali Farm. Both deal with Premarin horses.

  2. Laurie

    Dawn can you send to email?
    Dawn can anyone buy the horses from the Premarin Farm?
    What is the protocol?
    Thanks

  3. dawndi Post author

    Yes, the Premarin business is very sad indeed.
    I do have another hammered cross on a similar chain, but shorter. No horse faces, tho.

  4. Laurie

    Dawn,
    Is this still going on in Canada concerning the Premarin ?
    This saddens me so much!
    Why Dawn why? I googled it and tears filled my eyes seeing those sights of the horses in those tiny tiny stalls they can’t move around and they don’t see the light of day for months and the foals they bear are worth nothing to them.
    They only care about the almighty dollar!
    Oh…….about the jewelry I really liked that silver hammered cross!
    Wondered if you had one with a horse head on it!
    I will be on the look out for more of your treasures……and yes always wishing you good for Mama Tess. I love her updates.
    Best regards

  5. dawndi Post author

    38 pages.
    Yes, you will see more jewelry… was there something you liked that sold? There are plenty of necklaces left on the MT Extravaganza #5 – due
    to a technical glitch… oops! And, there will be singles every now and then as well as a new Jewelry with a Purpose page on the blog – in the
    near future.

  6. Laurie

    Dawn….how many pages are in this book?
    Also will we see more jewelry?
    Thank you!

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