The whimsical animal stories in“The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy” tell of animals behaving badly, or silly and wise, and often mischievous. This children’s book is filled with animal stories accompanied by original watercolor paintings that visually bring the exciting actions to life. It is not just an entertaining book, but also teaches educational facts about each animal. Each story has a moral to teach us through the behaviors of the wolf, the clever fox, the trickster raven, and many more characters as the animals all behave with some recognizable human trait that teaches a lesson that can be applied to our own behavior.

These 15 stories have been reimagined and rewritten from Aesop’s Fables with familiar

animals that romp through the pages behaving both good and goofy--and they are happily welcomed by children of all ages.

3 to 6 Years - Read to Me ; 7 to 11 Years - I can read!

This is my new Children's Book, just published! See more about it at :

Vivian C. Olsen

Author and Artist


Vivian C. Olsen,

Author and Artist


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The Raven is calling to you, "Come and see me and my friends, Wiley Coyote, Dark Wolf, and the lovely Swans", and several more native animals. Paintings by Vivian Olsen are done with vibrant colors in watercolors, acrylics, or pastels. This show, that celebrates our wild animals of the Northwest, will be on display at the Oxford Hotel (it is open), for the month of May in Bend Oregon's downtown. Vivian is an artist of the High Desert Art League that is hosting a new exhibit by a different artist member each month.

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For the month of July I am showing 15 of my original watercolor illustrations for my upcoming Childrens’ book, ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy’ which has all newly written stories based on Aesops Fables with artwork depicting each fable.

Please come by on First Friday for the Art Reception July 5, 2019 5 - 8pm. The name has been changed recently.

Showing at Sage Custom Framing and Gallery for July 2019

834 NW Brooks St., behind Tower Theatre, Bend, Oregon

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