Donkeys. There’s just something so cute about them.
One of my favorite Christmas TV specials is Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey, probably because it features — a donkey.
So it was no surprise that I was drawn to the new children’s picture book (thanks, BookLook, for a review copy) called One Small Donkey.
One Small Donkey
This book is geared toward preschool-age children. The illustrations are beautiful — colorful and sweet:
You’ve probably gathered by now that the small donkey in question is the one that carried Mary to Bethlehem.
I have to say that the text wasn’t the best, in my opinion. Especially in a children’s book, I like text that really has a rhythm and flows. Here’s One Small Donkey’s opening stanza:
“One small donkey on a lonely hill,
Hunting for a blade of grass,
Sees big horses full of power and might,
Prancing proudly as they pass.”
That’s quite a mouthful — and the third line is way too wordy — according to me.
Still, I love the look of this book, and think it would make a sweet Christmas gift for your favorite little one.
Any other donkey fans out there?