Mess and disorder upset Oswald.
They make his legs jiggle and his palms itch
— all the time.
Counting his crayons helps,
but it is so exhausting.
How can Oswald untangle
the mess of worries in his head?
Click here for our Teaching Notes on Oswald Messweather.
On March 13th, Dimity will be appearing on a panel for the Unleash the Beast: A Converstion about Mental Health!
Oswald also made it onto the SCBWI Reading List for Disability Awareness Month!
Author interview with Maria Marshall (US based): https://www.mariacmarshall.com/single-post/the-picture-book-buzz-interview-with-dimity-powell
Author interview with Kate Foster: http://www.katejfoster.com/general-blog/author-interview-dimity-powell
Illustrator blog on illustrating Oswald Messweather: https://wombatrhiza.com.au/blog/illustrating-oswald-messweather-siobhan-mcvey/
Comprehensive Teachers’ Notes link: https://dimitypowell.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/TEACHERS-Notes-OSWALD-MESSWEATHER-February-2021.pdf
Links for further Information about OCD and Support: https://dimitypowell.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/OCD-Facts-and-Links-for-Info-Support.pdf
Review by Maria Marshall: https://www.mariacmarshall.com/single-post/oswald-messweather-perfect-picture-book-friday-ppbf
Norah Colvin Blog Snippet of Redilearn Post: https://norahcolvin.com/2021/07/16/meet-oswald-messweather-a-delightful-new-picture-book-by-dimity-powell-readilearn/
Links to other reviews: https://dimitypowell.com/oswald-messweather/