Big Wishes for Little Feat

Children - Animals
56 Pages
Reviewed on 02/09/2020
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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

If only wishes were dreams and dreams could come true. Perhaps all one needs is the power to dream and the courage to pursue the dream. Lafitte is a little horse. He was born small, but he had big dreams. His parents encouraged him to keep dreaming and to pursue his dreams, to have courage and “to never stop believing.” Ella’s parents are struggling financially and have made the difficult decision to send her to live with her Great-Aunt Anastasia in Belgium. She misses her parents, but she holds onto her dreams of being with them again. In Belgium, she meets Lafitte and the two bond in their aspirations and dreams and courage. Ella renames Lafitte, Little Feat, because, in spite of his small size, he is full of great courage, strength, and skill. Together, the two reach quite literally to the stars, a place where dreams really do come true and all you have to do is believe with courage and strength and skill.

Cheryl Olsten’s children’s story, Big Wishes for Little Feat, is full of wishes and dreams and the power of believing. Using beautiful, colorful illustrations and the skill of an expert storyteller, the plot develops in a third-person narrative beginning with Lafitte’s story and then Ella’s, until the two connect and bond. The story is told with compassion and will help young readers really believe in themselves and their dreams and to have the courage to follow their dreams. Most of the story is narrated but there is sufficient, well-executed dialogue to help carry the tale along. The young reader will be instantly drawn into the warmth of this inspiring little story. A real treasure.