The holiday season will be upon us soon, and One Small Donkey is our family’s latest addition to the Christmas book collection. As soon as I saw another book by this author, I couldn’t pass it up. We have greatly enjoyed her The Legend of the Christmas Cookie and The Legend of the Easter Robin since we obtained them.
This particular book varies from the style of the “legend” books, but it’s still overall put together with the thoughtfulness the author portrayed before. My tongue couldn’t quite find the rhythm of the stanzas the first time I read it through, but I eventually figured out the style.
The perspective comes from, you guessed it, a small donkey. Turns out, this is the donkey that carried Mary, the mother of Jesus, as she and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem. In the beginning of the story, he is frustrated that he is so slow but we come to realize God can use anyone for his glory — in this case, to physically carry our Lord to a safe birth place!
Marta Alvarez Miguens needs a shout-out for the superb artwork! The cover and all the pages are absolutely adorable and this is sure to be yet another favorite in our home.
God has big plans for little ones!
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