[OZTL_NET] REVIEW: One Small Donkey

Barbara Braxton barbara.288 at bigpond.com
Thu Dec 1 07:42:41 AEDT 2016

One Small Donkey

Dandi Daley Mackall

Martina Alvarez Miguens

Tommy Nelson, 2016

32pp., board book., RRP $A14.99


One small donkey

Hunting for a blade of grass

Sees big horses full of power and might

Prancing proudly as they pass.

This is the story of The Nativity told from the perspective of Joseph's
donkey,  Despite its apparent smallness and insignificance, the donkey still
played a massive role in this event that continues to be celebrated around
the world.  Though the donkey wasn't the biggest, fastest, or strongest of
all the animals, he had an important job all the same. 

Told in rhyme, this is a way to explain the story behind all the Christmas
hype to the very young so they begin to understand what is really being
recognised at this time.  With its bright pictures and strong message that
even the smallest of us has a role to play, it will appeal to parents who
want their child to begin to know this enduring story and the common symbols
associated with it including the angels, shepherds and the birth in the





Barbara Braxton

Teacher Librarian

M.Ed.(TL), M.App.Sci.(TL), M.I.S. (Children's Services) 

Dromkeen Librarian's Award 2003



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