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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Big Wishes for Little Feat by Cheryl Olsten - Book Tour - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Cheryl Olsten and her new book, “Big Wishes for Little Feat”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Cheryl and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Big Wishes for Little Feat

by Cheryl Olsten


GENRE: Children's



When Ella and Little Feat are brought together, their devotion to each other grows. Their awe and love of the night sky with sparkling stars and constellations takes them on a journey that will change their lives forever. Big Wishes for Little Feat is a wonderful tale that will ignite the imagination with its rich, colorful illustrations by award-winning Italian illustrator Paolo d'Altan. Central to the book's charm is the imagery of stars and constellations to which a little girl and her horse both look for inspiration, confidence, and faith in themselves, as they learn how to turn disappointments into achievements. A quirky aunt adds to the fun of this tale of happy endings and new beginnings. For young girls who love animals with a special fondness for the magic of horses.



On the other side of the world lived a little girl named Ella. She wore her hair in a long French braid that fell to the middle of her back. Her eyes were as blue as the midnight sky. She knew a lot about constellations. On summer and winter nights, she and her father would lie in their backyard, looking up at the patterns the stars made.

“Ella,” her father would ask, a twinkle in his voice, “what pattern do you see tonight?”

“I see a horse, a ying horse! Do you?”

“Well, yes I do,” said her father. “That’s Pegasus, the winged horse. He’s one of the largest constellations in the sky.”

“He’s so beautiful,” said Ella. “I would love to have a horse like that—a horse who can carry me to the stars!”

“Maybe one day your wish will come true, Ella, my beloved, brilliant étoile,” said her father in French. “Brilliant means bright, and you pronounce it bree-yant. Étoile means star, and you pronounce it eh-twal. You are my bright star.”

“Your beloved, brilliant étoile,” she softly repeated.



I absolutely LOVED this book!!!

This book is captivating, inspirational, uplifting, encouraging, and heart-warming!!!

This is a story about Lafitte De Muze, a foal who grows up to be still much smaller than the other horses.  He was able to run fast and jump and he practiced all the time, but he still didn’t grow or get any bigger.  At the age of four his owners decide to sell him, but no one chose to buy him. He continues to feel sad, disappointed, and discouraged, but his parents keep reminding him how special he is, to keep his head held high, and never stop believing.

This story also follows Ella, a young American girl who is sent to Belgium to live with her Great-Aunt Anastasia, as her parents struggle financially.  It isn’t long before Ella feels sad and lonely in an unknown country thousands of miles away from her parents.  Thankfully, Great-Aunt Anastasia quickly picks up on Ella’s withdrawn morale and she whisks her away to Bonnerville Stables for a horse sale.  Ella falls instantly in love with Lafitte and her Great-Aunt purchases him for her.  Ella changes her new best friend’s name to Little Feat, her magical horse – as feat means great courage, strength, and skill – it was truly fitting for this very special new friend.

There are so many invaluable life lessons, important morals, and positive messages throughout the story!!

This book should be on EVERY girl’s bookshelf!!

This book is a rewarding read filled with strong, enriching social behavior and developmental goals!!

I am a HUGE animal lover – especially horses (I used to ride and my cousins have stables) so I couldn’t wait to read this book and I am so thrilled that I did as it did not disappoint!!

The story line intrigued me, the writing style captivated me, and the storytelling kept me glued to the pages!!

I love the positivity, the never give up, and always believe in yourself mantras.  These messages are extremely important to convey and teach to young children.

I can easily see children pulling the, “please… just one more page…” line on this book as it is hard to put down!!

I also loved the illustrations!!  They are so beautiful, delicate, and detailed.  I enjoyed following along watching the pictures all tell their story.

I think many kids will be asking for horses – or at least riding lessons after reading this book lol!!!

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend it!  I think all children’s readers and animal lovers will like this book too!  So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading - you won't be disappointed!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**

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Cheryl Olsten was formerly the publisher of two New Jersey Magazines, New Jersey Life and New Jersey Life Health and Beauty.  She resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, while their grown children are living their happy lives on different parts of the globe.







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  1. Cheryl ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! I really enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)

  2. I enjoyed reading the excerpt, sounds like a great book for little ones, thanks for sharing it with me and good luck with the tour! Thanks for sharing the great review as well!

  3. This sounds like a very good book.

  4. I appreciate your review and getting to hear about another book I didn't know about until now. Thank you for sharing and for this giveaway also.

  5. Congratulations on this wonderful review and thank you for sharing your book and author details, this sounds like an awesome story to share with my grandchildren.