Little ones can do big things for God![HD1]
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.
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, and her awards include an ECPA Christian Book Award for Best Children’s Book. Dandi writes from rural Ohio, where she lives with her family, including horses, dogs, cats, and an occasional squirrel, deer, or raccoon.
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One small donkey with a hee-hee-haw!
Cheering at the Savior’s birth—
One small donkey with a giant heart
Welcomes Christ, our peace on earth.
|Contributor(s)||Dandi Daley Mackall , Marta Alvarez Miguens|
|About the Contributor(s)||Dandi Daley Mackall
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.
Marta Alvarez Miguens
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.
|Publish Date||Sep 27, 2016|
- Review by Richelle
“One Small Donkey” is a Christmas story written by Dandi Daley Mackall and illustrated by Marta Alvarez Miguens.
Inspired by Mackall’s granddaughter who wanted to be bold and volunteer in her kindergarten class even though she was the smallest kid in the class, Mackall created this book about Mary and Joseph’s little donkey to inspire little ones.
Best for kids ages 2-5, this book show the crucial role that the little donkey played in bringing our Savior into this world.
The soft illustrations will mesmerize children as the follow the donkey’s journey and try to spot the bunny who tags along on every page.
The best part of this story? This is the only telling of the Christmas story I’ve read in which snow falls on the way to Bethlehem.
The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through BookSneeze®. I was not required to write a positive review.
(Posted on 9/24/2016)
- Review by Billy
Then one day his master, Joseph, calls for him. It seems Joseph and his pregnant wife, Mary, are planning a trip to Bethlehem and it's the small donkey's responsibility to help carry Mary across the land.
When Mary goes into labor, Joseph knocks on the doors of every home in the city, hoping to find shelter. However, nobody will take them in. Luckily, they do find a manger just in the nick of time.
*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher for my honest review and they are 100% my own opinions. I received no other compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am also not associated with the publisher or author in any way. (Posted on 9/23/2016)