One Small Donkey

Donkeys. There’s just something so cute about them.


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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:

One Small Donkey

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?




2 thoughts on “One Small Donkey

  1. Because of their smaller size, donkeys are not as intimidating to me as horses. And yes, they are cute! The book would make a nice Christmas gift for a small child.

  2. I think I have some “greats” who would enjoy the book, even though the rhyming is not too good.

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