This is a wonderful, inspiring book and the NEA is using it for their Blue Horse Auction, to support the arts. "Art Inspires Learning, Learning Inspires Art," is the theme.
The gist of the auction is that several artists were asked to paint some kind of horse inspired picture to be auctioned off during October and November. There are paintings by Mo Willems, Mary Grandpre, David Williams, Tomie DePaola and of course, Eric Carle, just to name a few.
Here is the link to the auction: www.bluehorseauction.com.
But wait! There's more! Look at this little beauty:
That's right! My artist, Jennifer Plecas, was asked donate a painting, and she chose to immortalize the horse from the Good Knight books! Look, he finally gets to be the star! The auction for this painting went up yesterday.
I want it. Badly.
I am just so honored and thrilled to be somehow connected to this wonderful auction. Creativity lives in each of us!