One Small Donkey by Dandi Daley Mackall, Illustrated by Marta Alvarez Miguens
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One Small Donkey is a Christmas Storybook by Dandi Daley Mackall. It is illustrated by Marta Alvarez Miguens. I was given a free copy of this book for my honest review.


This book is about little ones that can do big things. Even though we do not know for sure if a donkey carried Mary to Bethlehem. This book is still neat with a new perspective of a small donkey taking Mary on her journey to have Jesus. A quote from the book is “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.”

I honestly love almost any book that teaches my children about Jesus. So this book was a win for me. I plan on giving it to my son for Christmas. This book is great for younger ages. The illustrations by Marta Alvarez Miguens are incredibly adorable. I really enjoyed looking at the pictures in this book. The cover is hardcover and it is very nice. Did I mention that the pictures are really great? I honestly had to look at the book again because I wanted to see the pictures.

My only complaint is that the flow of the book is not that great. In fact, I heard someone use the words “jarring and choppy” for the way it flows. I would agree it seems very choppy. Even though it is choppy, especially in the beginning. I like the layout of the story and I loved the pictures.

If you are looking for a new spin on the Christmas story this book is what you mightbe looking for. I enjoyed that I can explain to my children that every animal and every person is important. Even SMALL donkeys or small people. It is very encouraging for small kids.

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One Small Donkey, Boardbook
By Dandi Daley Mackall / Thomas NelsonIn One Small Donkey by Dandi Daley Mackall, and illustrated by Marta Alvarez Miguens, little ones will discover the story of the very first Christmas, seen through the eyes of an unlikely narrator—the donkey that carries Mary to Bethlehem. The donkey is not the biggest, fastest, or strongest of all the animals but he had an important job all the same. A wonderful message for children ages 4 to 8 years with lovely illustrations and a gently, rhyming text.