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 w... Read More
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- Hardcover: $14.99
Ages: 1 - 4
- Product type: Book
- Format: Hardcover - For Little Ones
- Release Date: Sep 27, 2016
- UPC: 9780718082475
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 20
- Publish Date: Sep 27, 2016
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 8
- Audience Age Minimum: 4
- BISAC: "JUV033150"
- ISBN: 0718082478
Customer ReviewsWrite your own review
- Bad rhyming structure - beautiful illustrations by Treenz on 9/22/2016
I was very excited to receive this book because for a start I love the cover illustration style and secondly I have reviewed Dandi's books before and always loved them. However I have to admit the story really let me down in this one. I absolutely LOVE the art work throughout, Marta is an incredible illustrationist and her work really shines in this book.
The biggest issue I have is the whole rhyming meter. It isn't right throughout with the syllable count to make the rhyme really work seamlessly and each stanza seems to operate to a different syllable count and meter creating a discord in pattern. You notice this when it is read aloud moreso. That really bothers me a lot. I wish Dandi had not made it a rhyming book now, after reading this, because to me it takes away from the story when the rhyme isn't quite right - the message isn't as effective. I think the angle of the story is sweet. It reminds me of the christmas song 'Little Donkey Little Donkey' which I haven't thought of in years!
I'm also not so sure that snowflakes falling to whiten the promised land is overly accurate either?
I am disappointed with this book, I must admit. I had high hopes and expectations. The artwork is the best part of this book. I would