One Small Donkey-PB Review

Another Christmas Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall

20181115_110010One Small Donkey: A Christmas Story was written by Dandi Daley Mackall and illustrated by Marta Alvarez Miguens. It was published by Tommy Nelson in 2016.

Dandi Daley Mackall has created an adorable story that uses the birth of Christ to help young children understand that none of us is too small. Not too small to help, not too small to be loved, not too small to be part of a family, not too small to be part of God’s bigger plan.

I love the last page:

     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.


Mackall’s rhyme is great. The rhythm was a little hard to follow in places because it doesn’t followt that sing-song nursery rhyme rhythm.

Meguens’ illustrations are simple, cute and sweet. I plan to give this book to my six-year-old granddaughter. I think she’ll cherish it!

In my opinion One Small Donkey: A Christmas Story is another hit for Mackall. I believe it will be another “read it again” favorite for young children.

Merry Christmas to you all!

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