Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Donkey's First Christmas

The Donkey's First Christmas
by Susanne T Schroder

Donkey does not like to do any work and tries everything he can to get out of helping.  One day, he is forced to help a couple on a long trip, despite his many complaints.  Along the way, he discovers that he is a part of a much bigger event and learns some important lessons along the way.

This is an adorable book for young children, ages 3-7, and even those younger and older, with something to take away on every level.  The book brings a new way of seeing the Christmas story and brings in a different perspective that is fun and engaging for children and adults alike.  With many rhymes and a rhythm that flows smoothly, the book is both fun to read and listen to.

Illustrations are soft and inviting.  The text is unique and fun.  Using vocabulary and ideas familiar to children today, the book offers all sorts of fun and learning as well as opens up room for discussion and more learning.  A really adorable book!  Most definitely a book that will become a favorite in our home as it is so fun to read.

I received an e-copy of this book for review and enjoyed the opportunity to view it this way.  While the book opened up nicely via the link I was given, when I tried to see it on my iPad I found many of the illustrations to be missing either in part or in whole, which distracted greatly from the book.  So, for now this book will remain a computer only book, which is a disappointment, but that aside, I was very pleased with this book and highly recommend it.

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