> Bless Their Hearts Mom: Children's Book Review and Giveaway: One Small Donkey by Dandi Daley Mackall, Illus by Marta Alvarez Miguens
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Children's Book Review and Giveaway: One Small Donkey by Dandi Daley Mackall, Illus by Marta Alvarez Miguens

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge,from Tommy Nelson, for review and giveaway purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

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The Christmas story is one we are all very familiar with.

For young children it is a story of wonder and delight, and this new book adds a new dimension, by seeing the story via one small donkey, who played a very big part!

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Bestselling author Dandi Daley Mackall tells the story of Jesus’ birth from an unlikely perspective: a donkey carrying Mary to Bethlehem. The donkey is not the fastest or strongest animal, but he had an important job all the same. With an exciting message that teaches little ones about God, One Small Donkey is a Christmas story children will love.

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Aimed at kids ages 4-8, this book perfectly illustrates that although the donkey wasn’t the biggest, fastest, or strongest of all the animals, he had an important job to play in the birth of Jesus. This is a great story to remind young children, that it may seem like they are insignificant during the chaos of the holiday season, but they TOO can play a huge part, by being that important cog in your family's traditions. It's a lovely book that allows for very open family discussions about how everyone is unique and God has a plan for each of us, that is different than someone else's. The illustrations are bright and inviting, and kids will love seeing donkey, as he realizes his importance and grows brighter with joy!

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About the Author / Illustrator:

Dandi Daley Mackall loves God, children, words, and animals. Her nearly 500 books for children and grown-ups have sold more than four million copies worldwide. She won the ECPA Christian Book Award for Best Children’s Book 2015 and multiple Mom’s Choice Awards, as well as ALA Best Book, NY Public Library Top Pick, Children’s Book Council Award of Excellence, and the Helen Keating Ott Award for Contributions to Children’s Literature. Her novel My Boyfriends’ Dogsis now a Hallmark Movie. Dandi writes from rural Ohio, where she lives with her family, including horses, dogs, cats, and an occasional squirrel, deer, or raccoon.

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Marta Alvarez Miguens is a children’s book illustrator in La Coruña (Spain). Her artwork is characterized by happy colors and cute children and animals with red, healthy cheeks. In her spare time, Marta loves playing with her three cats, walking in the woods, watching movies, and drinking a cup of coffee with her friends.

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One BTHM reader will win this lovely book for their kids!
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