November 6, 2016

One Small Donkey by Dandi Daley Mackall - Review

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Published: September 27, 2016
Number of pages: 32
Genre: Childrens

Little ones can do big things for God!

Your family will love this heartwarming Christmas story told from an unlikely perspective: a donkey carrying Mary to Bethlehem. Though the donkey wasn’t the biggest, fastest, or strongest of all the animals, he had an important job all the same. Adults and children alike will love the message about how God has big plans for little ones.

My thoughts:
The was a cute take on the telling of the Jesus birth. The donkey is worried about being slow but in the end he does what he is meant to do - the job of carrying a great gift. I thought the drawings were cute and very good for little ones to enjoy.  A good book to read to your little ones on Christmas Eve.

About the author:
Dandi Daley Mackall loves God, children, words, and animals. Her nearly 500 books for children and grown-ups have sold more than four million copies worldwide. She won the ECPA Christian Book Award for Best Children’s Book 2015 and multiple Mom’s Choice Awards, as well as ALA Best Book, NY Public Library Top Pick, Children’s Book Council Award of Excellence, and the Helen Keating Ott Award for Contributions to Children’s Literature. Her novel My Boyfriends’ Dogs is now a Hallmark Movie. Dandi writes from rural Ohio, where she lives with her family, including horses, dogs, cats, and an occasional squirrel, deer, or raccoon.

About the illustrator:
Marta Alvarez Miguens is a children’s book illustrator in La Coruña (Spain). Her artwork is characterized by happy colors and cute children and animals with red, healthy cheeks. In her spare time, Marta loves playing with her three cats, walking in the woods, watching movies, and drinking a cup of coffee with her friends.

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